Letters to the Editor for Thursday, April 8

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, April 8 1

What are you going to do

The tv show cops theme song lyrics are bad boys bad boys watcha gonna do when they come for you! They came for Dr. Seuss and Peter Pan just to name a few. The cancel culture is now going after the state of Georgia. No one knows who “they “ are but many people and corporations seem to bow to their will. No one will stand up to them and I say no more!

America is the land of the free and free speech is our right. I say again watcha gonna going to do when (they ?) come for you?

Frank Boehm, Cape Coral

Get over it

President Biden won the election. It was one of the most secure elections we have had. He not only won the electoral college votes, he won the popular vote.

Donald Trump, in his childish manner, said he cheated. Just like the child who loses a game and accuses everyone else of cheating. It is a lie. But, many gullible people believed it.

It’s one thing to believe in a falsehood, but to fly a flag and show your ignorance is really foolish. If you truly believe Trump won, there is a bridge for sale in Brooklyn. 

Donalie Benyak, Fort Myers

Sending wrong message

A short comment reference to the article on Profane Flags. I think it is disgusting that people would display such material on their vehicles, articles of clothing and flags in the yard of their homes. One women said young kids at a school bus stop in front of her home use bad language, well when they see adults displaying such material I guess they think it is ok to talk like that. She is not doing her part to keep kids language clean. 

Lou Conti, Cape Coral

Voting is a both a right and an obligation

With all the talk about voter suppression, the right to vote is one of the great privileges we enjoy in this great country. It is also, or should be, an obligation to be an informed voter.

“Jaywalking” was one of the segments on the Jay Leno Tonight show. Jay would ask the man or woman on the street a question like who is the vice president of the United States? Most wouldn’t have a clue, but they could tell you who won the Voice competition.

There was a time when you had to show proof of who you were in order to vote. There was even a literacy requirement, but no more. Any U.S. citizen with a pulse can vote whether they know anything about the candidate or what they stand for. Many are influenced by the opinions of others. Politics has become a career and politicians spend the bulk of their time in office raising money to be reelected.

We as a nation are 28 trillion dollars in debt an we continue to vote for anyone who advocates more “free stuff”. Any call for term limits is relegated to the back burner as no politician is going to vote him or herself out of office. I, for one, will continue to read the newspaper, listen to the news, and read up on the candidates before I cast my vote.

Unfortunately my vote will probably be canceled out by someone who has no clue.

Gray Poehler, Naples

Witnessing appalling behavior

Thank you for the “Many let their F-word flag fly”. When boating to Marco Island last week, we saw numerous flags on boats that stated “F&*% Joe Biden”. As lifetime Republicans and Americans, we found it appalling to see such disrespect for our President.

Craig Johnson, Naples

Gun control: Ballot box is the answer

On this ordinary Tuesday in April, two mass shootings are in the news, one in Texas and one in Maryland. These follow the mass shootings in Atlanta, two in Colorado, two in California, Washington DC, Cleveland, two in Chicago, another in Maryland, Mississippi, Illinois, Virginia, Tennessee, two in Philadelphia, Alabama, two more in Texas….all in the past two weeks.

Gun control legislation is popular in America and support for it is growing. A Fox News poll showed that nearly two-thirds of Americans favor a ban on assault weapons. Even larger majorities support a variety of other legislative measures including expanded background checks, raising the age of purchase, waiting periods, banning high capacity magazines, and “red flag” laws.

Congress has failed to enact meaningful gun control legislation despite its widespread support. Powerful gun lobbies, political donations from pro-gun political action committees, and other political pressure has proven more influential. While death counts rise, rationalizations and justifications for their legislative inaction mount among primarily Republican legislators.


If American voters are serious about gun control, they must stop their futile efforts to work with legislators with poor gun safety records. The NRA publishes a report card of politicians ranking their voting records. The higher the grade, the greater the adherence to unfettered gun ownership. Politicians with grades of D and lower are gun control advocates and need voter support. The ballot box is our only answer. It’s past time to put partisan loyalties behind us and vote for our lives.

Susan McGuire, Bokeelia

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