Trump has performed well
over the past two years
After reading the pros and cons in the Times-Union regarding President Donald Trump's first two years in office, I challenge anyone to criticize what he has accomplished.
● Turned around a country that had been mired in uncertainty, mediocrity and high unemployment.
● Brought corporations and companies back to our shores.
● Brought back a sense of patriotism.
● Brought back America's former prestige, which has led other countries to look to us for leadership.
● Continued to work diligently to create a better, more stable world.
● Put America first.
● Improved our military.
These are just some of Trump’s accomplishments — yet he is being pilloried and condemned as some unfit interloper by the political hierarchy still shocked that Trump won the presidency.
I implore all members of Congress to stand with our president as he works tirelessly for our beloved America, our future and our destiny.
Helen Louise Jesacher, Jacksonville
Trump must be sensible about
declaring a national emergency
The idea of impeaching a president is a serious matter. But if President Donald Trump actually declares a national emergency simply so he can carry out a political campaign promise, he will deserve to be held accountable.
For the good of the nation Trump should use common sense; he should listen to the advice of experts.
Dick Cardell, Jacksonville
A nice touch at JTA's
Kudos to the construction company building the new JTA Regional Transportation Center for adding the American flag to the final beam as it was set in place.
Al Shuptrine, St. Augustine
Shutdown shows that
we need term limits
The current government shutdown is outrageous on many fronts.
First, one man should not be in a position to exert as much control as President Donald Trump is currently wielding.
Second, the Republicans in Congress who are allowing this to go on are spineless; they are only concerned about protecting their own jobs.
Third, the Democrats in Congress must also take blame for only offering ultimatums with no room for compromise.
A major contributor to this problem is how long some of these people have been in Congress; when they appear on television and wax poetic about the way they handled issues 25 or 30 years ago, they have lost sight of their purpose and overstayed their welcome.
It’s time for term limits.
Jim Kavanagh, St. Johns