What right does anyone have to declare our observations false?
Gary White's article “A year later, local Capitol riot suspect, family defiant,” Jan 3, was a very fair telling of Olivia Pollock's and her brother Jonathan Pollock's side of what happened on Jan. 6 at the Capitol, except for the sentence “He repeated Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen through fraud.”
I have asked you before and I ask again, what right do you have to declare President Trump’s claims false? What force or directive or journalistic principle compels you to insert “false” in anyone’s claims that you are reporting? We all watched it unfold on live TV as it happened at the polling stations, boxes of all Joe Biden votes being dumped at tables while Republican watchers were banned from the building.
What right does Gary White or The Ledger have to declare our observations false? If White or anyone else can insert false into any such election fraud claims, why don’t the rest of us have just as much right to declare fraud about this election?
Gary Eickmeier, Lakeland
Justifying former president's wrongdoing
For the life of me, I cannot understand how anyone can uphold an unscrupulous former president's wrongdoing and attempted coup. They must use the same justifications when they vote for politicians who champion undermining public health, public education and who permit pollution of Florida's springs, waterways, lagoons and gulf. I cannot fathom why they would elect forces that seek to destroy our democracy and deprive their children and grandchildren of the freedom to make their own choices. Anyone who supports chaos and claims to uphold law and order cannot be who they say they are. You can't have it both ways, folks.
Robert M. Bunn, Poinciana
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