Letters for Sunday, January 10, 2021

Heartbroken, but not surprised

My last letter to the editor, dated Dec. 22, stated my fear that the outgoing president would try to overthrow our democracy.

The world watched the insurrection, inspired by his rhetoric and behavior yesterday (Wednesday, Jan. 6).

I am heartbroken, but not surprised.

President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will lead our nation on the long road to healing.

Praying for one nation indivisible.

Ruthann Jones, Soquel, California

Biden, be careful with nuclear agreements

In signing a nuclear agreement with Iran or North Korea, President Biden must hold out for the inspection of suspected sites without a waiting period.

If there is a waiting period, they can move the materials for making a nuclear weapon — such as enriched uranium — to a second site during the waiting period for the first site; then when the second site comes under suspicion, it will have a waiting period during which the material can be moved to a third site; and so on.

Alex Sokolow, Lihu‘e

Mahalo to Kaua‘i’s educators

We’d like to thank Kaua‘i’s educators for their dedication to their students and their profession during this unusual and difficult school year.

We have the opportunity to interact with many of Kaua‘i’s educators as they shop in Kumu’s Cupboard. Whether they are teaching face-to-face, in a hybrid system or completely virtually, their concern for both their students’ education and wellbeing is evident.

We have been inspired by their ingenuity to create a positive learning environment and lessons for their students. The changes in procedures, teaching methodology and the uncertainty of the continuity of the school year have added stress to many of their jobs. We applaud their efforts and professionalism and thank them for their continued work on behalf of our keiki.

Elyse Litvack, President, the Kumu’s Cupboard board of directors

  1. I saw a Vampire once January 10, 2021 12:26 am Reply

    JCPOA-Joint comprehensive plan of action. Donald Trump opted out of this agreement with Israel. Israel being U.S. allies. Middle east. Iran promotes terrorist attacks. Iran promotes global scale nuclear weapons to be made. They promote violence. Former Israel Ambassador Danny Danon believes Joe Biden will not enter the agreement. With European countries to form allies with Israel against Iran. I think so too. Joe Biden has domestic affairs to deal with and it is important to handle the necessary things first. Iran is threatening to make more nuclear weapons and this goes on a global scale. Scary stuff. We’ll see what happens to this if the coming months of Joe Biden’s tenure as president.

  2. manongindashadow0711 January 10, 2021 8:28 am Reply

    Biden will be ruled by China! In the past he and his son had and I suspect many dealing and received favors from China. I sure hope that Harris will be able to control Biden. Since she will be running the leadership of our country.
    Also, beware for tax hikes!

    1. LMat January 12, 2021 9:22 am Reply

      Trump has bank accounts in China and pays taxes to China. This is no secret or conspiracy, easily searchable.
      Biden’s tax plan, also easily searchable, outlines tax hikes for the rich and corporations, NO TAX INCREASES FOR ANYONE THAT MAKES LESS THAN 400K.

      I mean, it’s not hard to fact-check before adding more word-vomit to the never-ending pool of rhetoric we’re already wading through…

  3. Everythingisawesome January 10, 2021 2:41 pm Reply

    Doesn’t one typically bring weapons to an “insurrection”? Like BLM does to their mostly peaceful protests? Maybe “insurrection” isn’t an accurate description…

    1. LMat January 12, 2021 8:56 am Reply

      Open-carry is illegal in Washington DC, and all firearms are illegal on federal grounds. And yea, insurrection is very much the correct word.

      1. Everythingisawesome January 12, 2021 6:33 pm Reply

        So they were all respectful of DC and Federal firearms regulations during the “insurrection”. Got it. Someone needs to give those “insurrectionists” a lesson in “insurrections”.

        Clearly “all firearms are illegal on federal grounds” is incorrect because one of the unarmed and violent “insurrectionists” was shot with a firearm.

        What point were you trying to make?

  4. Citizen Cane January 10, 2021 2:58 pm Reply

    The silence from Republicans (the party of patriots) is deafening.

  5. frequent visitor January 10, 2021 4:59 pm Reply

    I am not surprised by the ignorant letter regarding President Trump. The election was stolen by the Democrats. A weak Biden and an uber liberal Harris will be leading our country. I am disgusted. President trump called for peaceful demonstrations. Twitter suspended him for that.Capitol police did not defend the Capitol but escorted antifida into the senate chambers.

    1. Ruthann jones January 12, 2021 1:02 am Reply

      Frequent visitor..
      Looks like pino has found a new platform in our little Garden Island News…or maybe a bot?

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