America not well served by Biden
The woke and the broke love Biden, the rest of us, not so much.
They’re blinded by his soothing demeanor and economy of words. They fail to recognize his stumbling manner signifies an older man, in his declining years, lacking energy and without much cognitive imagination. It’s a trait to be pitied, not glorified. To see it as refreshing is the ultimate denial of a sad truth.
Fortunately, he has a cognitive team around him to take the initiative. But by its nature, multiple leaders lack a coordinated approach and can’t put forth a unified strategy other than one with the broadest of platitudes. That does not bode well for America.
I recently returned from a month-long car trip from Florida through the South, to Texas up to Colorado and Wyoming, and back to Florida, during which I spoke with hundreds of small business owners and their workers. I found increasing anxiety among these people that we’re on the wrong path.
That’s very different than the Beltway view of America. If this continues, or God save us, worsens, Democrats will be in for historic losses in 2022.
Bill Korstad, Naples
Immigrants should enter country legally
I just read one of your opinions that Americans should support immigration as it fills jobs that Americans don’t want anyway.
I just returned from Ellis Island and saw how immigrants came in with very difficult conditions to be a part of this great country and all became proud Americans. But they came in legally and didn’t have all the freebies that legal immigrants now enjoy.
If anyone wants to immigrate to this great country, do it legally, not run across fields in the dark.
John Tasca, Naples
Fed tanks the markets again
Once again, in fact twice in two days, the morons running the Federal Reserve open their stupid big mouths and tank the markets.
Not only does this have the effect of making investors a lot poorer, even more dumb is the fact that as we see our portfolios plummet, we are less inclined to spend the money, or what’s left of it, buying new cars, remodeling our homes, etc.
So pray tell us all, how does that help to create jobs and improve the economy?
Michael R. Adler, Miromar Lakes
Naples should stay out of abortion issue
The Naples Daily News posed this question: Will Naples outlaw abortion?
Let’s hope not. Be aware that word of this fringe movement taking hold in Naples is getting around. I have heard more than several people say that they might have thought about coming to Naples to visit or live, but now will not consider it.
Mr. Oppenheimer and his friends are turning Naples into a political and religious war zone.
It is not within the responsibility of City Council to be making such regulations, especially when the people fomenting this unrest are expounding the religious beliefs of one group. No one is suggesting that anyone opposed to abortion should have one. They, on the other hand, do not have the right to impose that control on others with equally valid life and moral standings.
City Council should focus on the many issues that confront a city as it is coming out of a year-long pandemic. Keep Naples a place welcoming for all to thrive and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
Sedra Schiffman, Naples
Bishops shouldn’t use sacraments as weapon
As an 80-year-old “cradle Catholic” who has been a Catholic since shortly after birth, I’m stunned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops initiative to deny one of our sacraments, Holy Communion, to President Biden.
This action is to punish President Biden for his position supporting our current law as a result of the Roe vs. Wade ruling. The fact is he is the president of all Americans, not a spokesman or leader of American Catholics, and has a responsibility to support our current laws regardless of his personal beliefs.
It’s an outrage the bishops would use our sacraments as a weapon to support their position. Would like to remind this group of celibate male clerics the sacraments are tenets of our faith, not theirs for their punitive use.
President Biden’s position has been more nuanced given the complexity of the abortion issue. The complexity includes cases of rape, incest, danger to the mother’s health. In short, one size does not fit all. The bishops should catch up with their constituency, who favor and use realistic birth control methods to prevent unplanned or unwanted births.
This current action by the U.S. Bishops, followed by their punitive action on our nuns several years ago, demonstrates the weakness within the church structure preserving priesthood only for celibate males. Being tone deaf is similar to walking on a crowded expressway with your eyes closed.
James Keough, Cape Coral