opinion

Positive feedback

Editor:

Two things:

I like what you’ve done so far with West Valley View. So much improved over the way Freireich ran it. Pretty soon you’ll outpace the Arizona Republic. Stay even-keeled politically, please.

Letters to the Editor are way too long. If one doesn’t have the vocabulary and can’t express themselves in 250 words or less, the gibberish is not worth reading.

Thank you for your time and good work.

Sig Mueller

Goodyear

Preserve the

Constitution

Editor:

I love my country and I care deeply about the maintenance of our hard-won rights and freedoms. But I admit myself disappointed, even bewildered, by many voting decisions made here.

We have a simple yet effective measuring rod for our elected officials called the Constitution, a document that deserves immense respect, and to which each and every representative in Washington, D.C., swears to uphold. The oath used today has not changed since 1966, and is prescribed in Title 5, Section 3331, of the U.S. Code. It reads: “I, ––, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Do we as citizens hold our elected officials accountable for this oath they take?  Do we give them a pass simply because they’ve advanced passed the election itself and treat their oath as merely a meaningless formality? How do self-described socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez take this oath? It’s one thing to disagree on policy, but it’s quite another to make solemn mockery of our founding document as these two and others have.

While I disagree with liberalism generally, most liberals I know are flag-waving, America-loving people. Leftists are not. Via hostile takeover, leftists now control the Democratic Party; there can be little doubt that Nancy Pelosi has been hijacked.

While it’s true leftists hate conservatives for their patriotism, they also hate liberals for the same reason. Conservatives push back, yet liberals do not. Why is this?  Leftists openly advocate socialism in place of our representative government. Can anybody point to a nation on earth that is thriving under even a single Marxist principle?  Is anyone paying attention to Venezuela right now?

If we as Americans cherished our rights, freedoms and laws even half as much as foreigners migrating here do, we would sue to preserve the Constitution rather than elect those whose respect for this document rivals that of Charmin.

Jason Russell

Goodyear

Luke Air Force Base

Editor:

I have been reading and hearing about the complaints regarding the noise from the fighter jets that fly out of Luke Air Force Base. If I might, I’d like to make a few suggestions to those who find the noise annoying.

First, when the jet noise is heard, why not pray for the safety of the pilots? Second, at the same time, why not also thank God for the freedom we enjoy because of our military? Finally, at the same time, why not pray for personal understanding and peace to appreciate the noise and what it means?

We all made a choice to live in the area and we knew the base was here. I personally love the sound. As a matter of fact, we selected this area because Luke was here and we would be able to hear the jets. In my opinion, this is a great area to live and the bonus is the sounds of jets we can hear any day of the week. Thanks for the opportunity to share my opinion.

Charlotte Morgan

Goodyear

Thought about it

Editor:

I congratulate the author of “Think about it” in the March 20 West Valley View.

I can’t quite decide if he’s referring to ex-President Barack Obama or Bill Clinton.

But I’m leaning toward “Slick Willie.”

DJ Hammond

Buckeye

How to get Mexico to pay for the wall

Editor:

President Trump told us during the election that “Mexico will pay for the wall.” He has not used his “secret weapon” yet. All he has to do is announce to the country that he is deporting all Democraps to Mexico, and I guarantee you Mexico will start construction on a wall on the border, because there is no way in hell that Mexico wants our Democraps. Problemo solved. You are welcome.

James Logan

Buckeye