Garbage and recycling pickup is rubbish
Well, it must be Friday again, as I go out and run around to pick up papers blowing all over our lawns and sweep up broken glass from our street. The worst part are all the overturned bins which are hard enough to move around when they are upright and on their wheels.
I picked up my neighbors overturned recycling bin because with her back brace and her husband’s stroke, it would have been impossible for them. Later I found my garbage bin overturned. I only put my rubbish out every other week to avoid all the problems they cause each week.
Is this the same rubbish company that says they need to charge us more to pick up our rubbish. I think NOT.
Dan Wulff, Cape Coral
Rally bling (Photo: David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star, Tucson, AZ)
Democrats are un-American
In regards to a letter about how the GOP is losing its “values” while never a mention of the Democrats and their “values.”
Democrats are the ones who started the impeachment of President Trump on or before he took office. Democrats are the ones who are trying a coup d’état against a duly elected president (by the people). Democrats have lied about everything concerning the president and all of his policies. Democrats are the party of violence. Democrats are un-American and trying to change our country into socialism, when every aspect of our country is better than ever. Democrats want open borders, free everything, but thatrhino claims to be a Republican, what a joke.
Moe Sinclair, Cape Coral
Democracy cannot survive
George Washington could not tell a lie. Donald Trump cannot tell the truth.
Based on how President Trump has handled his conversation with the Ukrainian President, I would image he would reply to the question this way:
“Who cut down the cherry tree?”
First, he would vehemently deny that he did it. Then he would say that there was nothing wrong with cutting the cherry tree down. Finally, he would say that he was only pruning the tree when it fell down.
Democracy depends on an informed electorate. It cannot survive in a country when its leader cannot tell the truth.
Joseph W. Beausoleil, Estero
Republicans need to start the healing process
As a former lifetime member of the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, I am writing about Sam Collins’ letter stating “our democracy, human rights and values wither before our eyes” under Trump. I respectfully submit that Mr. Collins’ letter does not go far enough.
I am very concerned about the cancer Trump is imposing on the viability of the Republican party. As all of us understand, it is important to treat disease early. Waiting until the primaries, or worse yet the November 2020 general election may well put the Republicans into a situation that the party may never recover; and for a period of time, America will be left with an unrestrained one-party system where there is no check on the Democrats.
It is time for our representatives and senators to impeach and remove Trump, so the Republicans can start the healing process in advance of the next election. Doing otherwise will promote metastases, making it more difficult or impossible for Republicans to win in the future.
Robert Schmidt, Fort Myers
America will never be great again
No nation can lay claim to greatness without the character traits which define it. America was at the vanguard of the great human march of progress. It advanced a way of life and a democratic model that offered people everywhere a life with dignity. The things Americans did were not for themselves, but for all mankind.
Our great orators claimed “self-evident truths … of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.” And said “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” We heard “I have a Dream” and dreamed it also. Americans have striven toward justice, integrity, honor, and compassion.
Now, that has changed. Our nation’s leader has betrayed allies, damaged alliances, imprisoned children, embraced murderous regimes, turned a blind eye to suffering, lied to its people and the world, and lowered the standard of public discourse to vulgarity.
Like Germany and Japan rising from the ashes of WWII, we may someday regain a position of respect in the world. But this will not be forgotten: that our nation, once the “shining light on the hill” allowed its principles to be sold for profit and power.
Susan McGuire, Bokeelia
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