Recent election is a reminder that
our abilities are often diverse
Recently across our country, we — people with disabilities, seniors, those with alternative lifestyles and others — have sown the seeds of a vision of equality by voting for diverse candidates.
Together we sought to restructure a bridge of faith. Yes, we made a difference with numerous elections of a variety of candidates. The numbers were so close.
Our vote was influenced and motivated by several factors. Above all, each person should be judged on the basis of abilities, not sexual orientation, age, disabilities or other human traits.
We once had a president of our country, John F. Kennedy, who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Together we will make a difference for our country because we have the abilities.
Richard Seltzer, PS 47 School for the Deaf Graduate, Jacksonville
Central American caravan is not
as innocent as it is portrayed
I was interested in how our esteemed ex-president and his sycophant press minions would reconcile their daily misinformation campaign regarding the Central American caravan's invaders.
Barack Obama stated that the so-called caravan was a Trump campaign lie being perpetrated to influence the mid-term elections. Obama went so far as to say "Trump sees these people as an existential threat to our nation and they are 1,000 miles away.”
Well some 24 hours after Obama's pronouncement we saw a group of these non-existent invaders rush the border, assault our Border Patrol agents and attempt to force entry into our nation, which I interpret as a truly existential threat to our nation.
A poll released Sunday by El Universal, one of Mexico's biggest newspapers, found seven in 10 Mexicans have a negative view of the arrival of the migrant families, while more than half support blocking them from entering the country without legal documents.
Gosh, I have not seen one mainstream media outlet make any effort to explain this obvious dichotomy.
Don MacLeod, Jacksonville
Trump’s boasting is not based
on reality but mostly vanity
I get a chuckle out of President Donald Trump thinking he's the smartest guy on the planet.
Even I, not necessarily the dullest tool in the shed, is smart enough to know there are millions of folks a whole lot smarter than I am. OK, billions.
The point being, any person vain enough to believe they're the smartest person on the planet is getting off the elevator on the 10th floor of a nine-story building.
Either there's something wrong with this president or I'm delusional and I actually am the dullest tool in the shed!
Ed Robertson, Jacksonville