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Letters, Nov. 9

Reckless endangerment

Reckless endangerment is a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn’t required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions.

Evidence garnered by the CDC and other medical investigators has shown that those who refuse to wear masks during this pandemic can be statistically proven to be guilty of reckless endangerment.

Ted Gibbs

Ashland

Throw the bum out

Ding, dong, the witch is dead. As they say in Noo Yawk, where he’s from,“Throw the bum out!” He’s been a scourge on the exalted office he pretended to for four years and his legacy will be no more than a blot on this page in history.

All the poor, benighted fools who blindly followed this petulant man child, taken in by his incessant lies and nonsense, will one day wake up, shake the cobwebs from their addled brains, and wonder, “What the hell was I thinking?”

Dan Kaylin

Central Point

Ignorance

The editorial in the Nov. 13 Mail Tribune appropriately and clearly chastised two of our three county commissioners for refusing to support mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing while the COVID pandemic is rapidly spreading.

Unfortunately these two commissioners are not unique; they are following the lead of POTUS, whose grotesquely appalling and grossly incompetent pseudo leadership has led to disaster. Fortunately, many Americans are able to distinguish between a genuine infectious disease expert like Dr. Fauci and a lying ignoramus like POTUS.

MAGA, although widely and dishonestly promoted, is merely meaningless drivel. There is nothing great about the worsening racism and the increase in hate crimes the past four years. And the tragic COVID suffering and death of many thousands along with the devastation of our economy is the opposite of great. Returning to greatness will be difficult, and won’t begin until our competent and decent new president takes office on Jan. 20.

Back in the 1960s I saw three words written on a bathroom wall that would be a much more appropriate motto for the conduct of POTUS and most of his followers, including our two commissioners: “Ignorance is strength.”

Victor Mlotok

Phoenix

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