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Letters, Aug. 17

How low will you go

In response to the cartoon of Trump holding a shield against arrows from the DOJ, FBI, etc., a comment in the column below by S.E. Cupp says it all: “… because nothing means anything any more.”

Only the simplest of minds idealize anarchy and fascism. News media should encourage clearer thinking, not embrace this terribly dangerous idiocy.

Dan Fellman


A responsive senator

Southern Oregon is fortunate to be represented in Salem by Jeff Golden. He is attentive to the needs of constituents and an effective advocate for our region. Especially in regard to strengthening our preparations for wildfire protection, Jeff has provided strong leadership.

During the Almeda fire, we evacuated and thought for several hours that our house may have burned. Thankfully, we were among the fortunate ones that escaped losing our home, but that experience exposed how vulnerable we all are.

It especially makes me appreciate SB 762 that Jeff championed, which moves us forward toward becoming a fire-adapted community. It also provides better equipment and training for fighting wildfire as well as landscape restoration in the wildland-urban interface. Still, there is more work to be done and Jeff is working on it. I hope you will join me in supporting his re-election campaign!

Kevin Talbert


Ashland schools gun ban

Recently the Ashland School District voted to ban guns on school property, even for law-abiding, permitted citizens. Do these geniuses think that the next 18-year-old lunatic is going to be dissuaded in shooting up the school just because they are going to put “no/guns” signs around the campus?

If you want to stop the killing, you have to have an immediate armed response. If you want to get to the why of the killer, you should look to the connection of mind altering drugs given to our children by the psychologists, with the approval of school administrators.

Greg Reeser