Donald Trump Jr. using 18-year-old death as cover
The Sept. 30 column, "Ryan's recent remarks brand Republicans as enemies of state," by Donald Trump Jr. turns my stomach. He touts a false equivalency between left and right extremists.
The death of the 18-year-old in North Dakota is absolutely wrong and should not be used as cover for the right’s far more extreme words and actions, i.e., the Jan. 6 seditious attack on the Capitol, packing the Supreme Court with religious extremists, Charlottesville, Kyle Rittenhouse, separating children from their parents, calling human beings at the border “vermin,” and on and on.
The column twisted Tim Ryan’s words into a lie and the Dispatch printed it.
Lawrence Roush, New Albany
Biden, Harris made big blunders
Our president and vice president have represented us well the past couple of days.
First, our president, in a speech on Sept. 27, was asking for a deceased congresswoman to come on stage with him. Then, on Sept. 28, our vice president stated, "The United States shares a very important relationship, which is an alliance with the Republic of North Korea."
Think wisely as you consider your vote this Nov. 8.
Stan Fulk, Dublin
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We must protect our lakes
In the Sept. 22 column, "EPA must tackle Lake Erie toxic algae crisis," Janean Weber presents many valid points we need to tackle immediately.
I want to add the reminder that as the water sources in the western U.S. are drying up at unprecedented and unpredictable rates, they will be looking for new water sources.
We need to have clear and strong laws in place to govern the use of the lakes and input into them, now, before we are also waging this battle with other states and possibly other countries.
Susan Klun, Columbus
Sharon Kennedy philosophy based on the Constitution
We are writing to express our support for Justice Sharon L. Kennedy for chief justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Justice Kennedy’s judicial philosophy is based on the Constitution, not personal feelings or political views. She says what the law says rather than what the law should be and decides only what is necessary to resolve the legal question before the court.
With our support, she will continue to honor the Constitution by upholding the law, not creating it or legislating from the bench.
She is trusted and fair and will work hard for Ohio. As small business owners in Allen County, we see a need for a chief justice we can count on to create and maintain a predictable environment for Ohio.
Please join us in voting for the Ohio Republican Party’s endorsed candidate, Sharon Kennedy.
Ken and Linda Rumbaugh, Lima
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