Letters to the Editor

Welcoming the change

To the Editor:
Here we go! If these words make it into print, by the time many of you read them, we will be only hours away from the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Finally, after all the crooked dealings by the left, pre- and post-election, he will represent more than 300 million Americans at home and abroad. I find the possibilities fascinating! 
I’ve lived through some horrible presidencies, being almost 86 years old, and I want the doomsday crowd to calm down. Donald Trump is going to do just fine. If we survived eight years of [President Barack] Obama, adjusting to at least four under Trump should be a breeze. Hail to the chief! 
Annette Deladiarte
South Philadelphia
 

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Pre-Inauguration remarks

To the Editor: 
As the inauguration of Donald Trump approaches, I have two questions for his supporters. 
Are you confident that your candidate possesses the character and qualities that are needed to lead our country in light of his recent denials of the intelligence agencies’ findings? At least 17 agencies concluded their investigations that Russia hacked the 2016 election with the intention of securing Trump’s win. (Finally, Mr. Trump admitted that Russia was behind the hacking but thinks that China or another country were also involved.)  Russia has, and always will be, a major threat to our national security. It is a fact that cannot be denied. It is a country ruled by a dictator who cannot and will not accept public scrutiny. Sound familiar?
In addition, as a supporter of Mr. Trump, are you pleased with his recent disparaging remarks on Twitter with respect to a civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, who has served our country for more than three decades? Now more than ever, the U.S. needs to unite, but Mr. Trump continues to voice his derogatory comments on Twitter that continue to inflame and infuriate Americans.
If there is any hope at all for our country to survive a Trump presidency, Mr. Trump needs to grow a thicker skin and listen to the criticisms that he faces. He must realize that it is not necessary to respond to every negative remark that is issued by the media. (His disgraceful handling of the recent news conference is a topic for another day.)
Finally, he needs to say farewell to his Twitter account. 
Carol A. Pasquarello
South Philadelphia 
 

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Protecting speech

While I share Jessica Lynn Argondizza’s concern (“Speaking about freedom of speech,” Jan. 5) that freedom of speech be protected for all people, that should include the right to criticize the speech of others.

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Spreading holiday cheer

With your help, we were able to distribute toys to more than 200 children and serve food to 60 needy families.

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Speaking about freedom of speech

I am writing this to bring to attention a growing concern that has become more apparent and glaring in the last few months.

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Applauding the Mummers

The Anti-Defamation League (“ADL”) today applauded the Philadelphia Mummers Association for organizing a more inclusive and respectful Mummers Parade.

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Rooting for us all

Come Saturday night, I will sit and reflect on what has strangely been the most grueling yet educational year of my life.

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For the record

Debra Panto’s Dec. 22 Letter to the Editor “Productivity” was worded Perhaps we should take the example of Jesus when he used his finger to write on the ground, and there is plenty of dirt on the ground for us to use our fingers to write upon.

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Happy New Year

Christmas is now over in a flash

the shopping, the drama and so is the cash.

Another year gone by we can hardly believe.

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Productivity

Regarding Tom Cardella’s column “Tech Troubles” (Dec. 8), it is a good thing he still has a reserve in accepting computers to do his writing.

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