The Journal Gazette
Saturday, April 03, 2021 1:00 am


Life steadily improving in post-Trump America

How dare Franco Traina (Letters, March 27) chastise individuals as uniformed, uneducated and even low IQ.

President Joe Biden didn't give $1,400 checks only to Democrats (which Traina's charge of hypocrisy seems to allude to) but to Americans regardless of party. Stating that only 20% helps the needy is another lie. One would gather Traina didn't read the entire package and has no idea what the bill does for the needy such as extending unemployment benefits. Or aid to states and cities reeling from lack of funding to help those who need it most from a pandemic Donald Trump underplayed, putting us in the mess we find ourselves.

As for raising taxes on the wealthy making over $400,000 a year, good for Biden. They need to pay their fair share, which the former president reversed and bragged about doing.

Traina needs to watch something besides Fox News or Newsmax (which brags about their alternative reality), educate himself on truth and accept the defeat of the most corrupt president in the history of our county. He will be better for it.

Thom Bauer

Fort Wayne

Users show disregard for Lakeside ponds

Those people who fish (most of them illegally, I might add) at the Lakeside Park ponds have little respect for the creatures that live within those ponds.

Why do I say this? Because they throw their trash in and around these ponds, especially the pond that lies between Columbia and Lake avenues.

I lived in Aurora, Colorado, for two years in an apartment complex. Behind the apartment was a city park. Unlike the parks here, Aurora parks have trash cans distributed throughout. In the park behind the complex are three ponds; not one of them have trash in or around them.

The Lakeside pond that lies between Columbia and Lake needs to be cleaned up.

Gary Helmke

Fort Wayne

Life should be free of assault-weapon risks

An assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact upon a person or, in some specific legal definitions, a threat or attempt to commit such an action. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in criminal prosecution, civil liability or both. Generally, the common law definition is the same in criminal and tort law.

So weapons used for this illegal activity are allowed to be purchased by average people. Why? As literate people can see by the above definition, assault rifles are used to kill/harm people. These are not for game hunters. There is no reason for people to own these or large magazines of bullets.

The number of mass shootings in this country is unacceptable. Our children can't go to school, we cannot see movies or even go to the grocery without risking our lives. Enough is enough.

Jane Vorndran

Fort Wayne

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