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Letters to the editor: Dec. 21, 2017

Roy Moore is right

Roy Moore is absolutely right. God is in charge, and she obviously agrees with the women who accused him of sexual misconduct and worse.

Stan Loer

Grants Pass

Not fooled anymore

I voted for Greg Walden in the last election. And I made a mistake. From the time our crotch-grabbing president was elected, Rep. Walden has been cozying up to him and his band of admitted felons.

Walden was one of the sponsors of the recent law that gives tax relief to the very rich and of the bill to repeal (not replace) Obamacare. As a result — according to congressional analysis — millions of people will now lose their health insurance and our national debt will spike by several trillion dollars. Medical bills will cause more bankruptcies, and there will be no safety net.

Pretty much everything the Republicans promised has turned out to be a lie. You can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but not all of the people all of the time (Abraham Lincoln). Walden doesn’t fool me anymore.

Bob Perlson

Medford

Saner voice speak out

I would like to quote a recent letter writer if I may: “The swamp is deep and the swamp is wide. And the swamp bites back when confronted.”

I could have sworn Mr. Dusenberry was talking about Trump and his buddies — many of whom are big fans of Hitler and Putin. They have been emerging from dark holes this past year, very excited about the turn of events.

So I was perplexed that Mr. Dusenberry actually meant that Trump was destined to become the supposed savior of this country. Then he threatened that if we impeach Trump (a man who is clearly mentally ill, can’t write or speak beyond fourth grade level, and might start WWIII), we are playing with fire. “Don’t strike that match … ” He wrote.

Does the letter writer advocate a rebellious takeover of America? If we speak up, are our lives in danger?

Let's drown Mr. Dusenberry out. After all, the other candidate did get the most votes in the presidential election. Also — Trump's popularity is plummeting, and saner voices are speaking out.

S. Baker

Medford

A real state senator

Jeff Golden is running for state Senate! Alan DeBoer has been a nice caretaker for Dr. Alan Bates’ 3rd District seat, but now we have the opportunity to have a real state senator.

Check Jeff out at his website: www.GoldenforSenate.com — the more you read, the more there is to like about him. His qualifications, his values and his personal style mesh very well with Southern Oregon. He’s Harvard educated, but spent the 1970s growing his own food, managing forest land, building homes and guiding white water rafting trips. He’s served in a variety of local government positions including as Jackson County commissioner. Jeff has built his own TV show, "Immense Possibilities," into a nationally syndicated program.

Jeff Golden has the knowledge, the skills, the values and the vision to be our next great state senator.

Dot Levy

Ashland

Net neutrality fears

Why do people seem so worked up over the “death” of net neutrality?

Do you remember the internet in 1996? I do. Worked fine. Do you remember the internet in 2001, 2005, 2010, etc.? I do. Worked fine. Do you remember the internet in 2017? I do, working well still!

Do you know how the internet will work in 2018 and beyond? I don’t, but if I had to bet, it’ll work just fine!

You know what worries me? Insecure or insufficiently secure ‘internet of things’ devices. Failure to move to IPv6 in timely manner, ransomware, cryptoware, etc.

That stuff worries me!

Steve Ryan

Medford

Letters to the editor: Dec. 21, 2017