The Journal Gazette
Friday, June 19, 2020 1:00 am


Lies show crumbling of our old foundation

The extent of lying we have been hearing for the past 25 years is so out of control. What can we do?

Let's start with leaders' famous sayings. Harry Reid, Senate leader, said Mitt Romney hadn't paid his taxes. The news media went to Mitt Romney, continuing the lie. Later, after the election was over and after Reid's claims were deemed false, his answer was “we won didn't we?”

Bill Clinton: “I didn't have sexual relations with that woman.” The blue dress says otherwise.

Barack Obama: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

Adam Schiff, James Clapper, James Comey, Jerrold Nadler, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are all on video saying there is indisputable evidence of Trump and Russian collusion.

FBI leaders manipulate evidence. Now we find out none of it is true.

Sad to say this is what our country's foundation is now built on, and you wonder why corruption in our law enforcement is now coming to light. This is the result of the corruption of the human heart. Our old foundation had God in it.

Dan Stauffer

New Haven

Critics' credentials

With tongue firmly planted in my cheek, I ask: Jim Mattis and John Kelly, a couple of Marine generals, what do they know anyway?

R.R. Tompkins

Fort Wayne

Time for protesters' constructive offers

It's time to tell the protesters that enough is enough. They have made their point; message received.

It's time now to let things cool off and calm down. Go back to work or whatever and let things get back to as close to normal as possible. Then maybe there can be some constructive talks about how to change things. Maybe a group of them can get together and come up with some reasonable suggestions to give the police chief and/or the mayor. Maybe a town hall meeting with talk, not shouting, can get something done.

All I'm saying is enough is enough.

Catherine Bryie

Fort Wayne

Today's protests invite historical comparison

For those too young or who were not yet born in 1970, ask someone who does remember about Kent State.

In Ohio, National Guard troops opened fire on student protesters at Kent State University; four students were killed. The situation then was similar to what we see today, peaceful protesters in close proximity to law enforcement, police, National Guard or other local agencies.

I can only hope these protesters refrain from violence and looting and curfew-breaking, and are aware how easily things could escalate into Kent State all over again.

It only takes a small spark to start a fire. Let's hope both sides understand the results of that spark could lead to something we will all regret.

Neil Young wrote a song about Kent State. Let's all hope no one has to write another song about these protests.

Stan Motyka



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