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Letters to the Editor, October 27, 2016

 

Republican voting for Clinton

 

To the editor;
I am among those Republicans who have re-registered as Unaffiliated.
I was a life-long Republican. I have never voted for a Democrat since first voting in 1972.. This year I will be voting for the Democratic candidates for President, the US Senate, and the US House of Representatives. The Republican nominee for President does not represent conservative, Republican values and is unfit to be President. Yet he has not been repudiated by either the national Republican party nor by most Republican candidates.

I am especially disappointed that Amie Hoeber, and Kathy Szeliga have not followed Gov. Hogan’s lead in refusing to support Donald Trump. Barbara Comstock in Virginia, has belatedly come out in opposition to Trump. Better late than never.
Republican candidates for high office who put their personal ambition, and "party loyalty" above the good of the country do not deserve the votes of lifelong Republicans. If Republican candidates do not have the moral courage and integrity to stand up for what is right, to repudiate the policies and values put forward by the candidate at the top of their ticket, they cannot be trusted to stand up for traditional Republican values once in Congress either. They cannot be trusted to put the country ahead of party.
A. Chapman
Rockville, MD

 

 

Jack goes all “Pulitzer” on us

 

To the editor;
The Pulitzer Prize rewards achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism for factual reporting— explanatory journalism making facts easy to read; who, what, when, where, why.
Joseph Pulitzer can be credited as one of the first American venture capitalist to expand newspaper circulation to readers at an affordable price; pennies a copy.
With Marble Manton and other brilliant editors, readers became discriminating critics having sources of information with documentation for discussion and debate. Without documented information criticism becomes opinionated in the minds of beholders.
In today’s instant fact checking there is no place to hide. In academia or John 8:32, “The truth will set you free” resonates with solemnly affirming to the oath of office.
Jack Martinelli
Rockville

 

 

 

Whichever way the water flows

 

To the editor;
After reading your investigative series on water, I’m left high and dry. You answered most of the major questions, but at the end of the day I was wondering what we still don’t know.
You can’t know what you don’t know, but don’t we know what we don’t know?
I’m not trying to be funny, but it seems there is a whole lot the EPA doesn’t know what different chemicals and how they get into our water.
Are we testing for certain medicines that can get into the water like antibiotics? Can we? With the problems of Chromium (Erin Brockovich which I read about recently) how do we actually even know what is in our water?
Your series, in other words did clear up alot for me, but ultimately left me with a lot more questions. And I definitely wouldn’t want to drink well water.
B. Robbinette
Rockville

 

 

Not necessarily the news

 

To the editor;
I have stopped reading your paper. You are like every other mainstream media outlet.
You’re liberal. You only report your facts and you don’t check with the alt-right when we’re right about issues.
You’re pushing a liberal, communist agenda.
R. Singleton
(Address witheld by request)

editor’s note: Hopefully you paid for the paper and thank you for writing in. You are correct we report facts. What you believe to be bias is merely us doing our job, vetting the facts and dumping dogma and rumor in the wastebasket where it belongs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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