Coulter’s hate speech is unpleasant start to the day
Is it really necessary to run Ann Coulter’s nasty, alt-right diatribes in our morning paper? So many things about her article(s) make me sick to my stomach. To say that the Democrats are bringing in, and I quote, “50 million culturally backward, dirt-poor immigrants” to bolster their party is beyond ridiculous.
Not a chance that these people are being allowed in to escape from political persecution, often dangerous warring countries, and just in general, make a better life for themselves. Nope. All a Democratic scheme to build its party.
As for these “Third Worlders we’ve been dumping in the country,” hijacking the Republican Party, uh, hello Ms. Coulter, only U.S. citizens can vote. And no matter where they were born, they have as much right as you to support any political candidate of their choice with a vote.
That the Democratic Party is seeming to benefit from our immigration and naturalization programs, well, maybe that’s because the Dems’ platforms have been on human rights, gun control, keeping the world green, and freedom from oppression that brought them here in the first place.
And if they went to all the time and work it takes to become a U.S. citizen, then they can vote any way they like. And Ms. Coulter can take her hate speech and stuff a sock in it.
I suppose it’s good that our paper furnishes us with opposing sides of the political spectrum, but I must admit, reading Ann Coulter’s white nationalism spews first thing in the morning does tend to put me off my morning coffee.
Susan Straight, Waimea
Moore scandal a misuse of power
Regarding the Nov. 16 cartoon in TGI: The suggestion is that past-President Bill Clinton should be nervous because of thecurrent sexual harassment scandals.
It is important to note that the current scandal regarding Roy Moore, Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, is a verydifferent scandal.
The different elements of the Moore scandal should give any thinking person pause.
While most of us agree that Bill Clinton should have been a faithful husband, his dalliance with Monica Lewinsky was with awilling woman who was of legal age. She openly joked to a friend that when she headed for Washington, she was putting onher “presidential kneepads.” That was certainly not a good situation — but both were consenting adults.
That is very different than a minor public official pursuing teen-age girls at a shopping mall or restaurant, and then using hisposition of public power to intimidate them and try to force them into situations of sexual compromise.
The outrageous misuse of power in the Moore scandal is a strong warning to any voter.
A person who misuses the power of a minor public position to obtain and conceal sexual favors from easily intimidatedteenagers is an extremely high risk when it comes to corruption in public office.
In 2017 America may have reached the tipping point when it comes to respecting women — we hope. The Moore scandalmixes both issues. The misuse of power against young girls is a serious indication that power in public office is likely to bemisused.
Mary Mulhall, Kapaa