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When will it end?

Editor:

Enough is enough.

When will the school districts have enough money? Every year they are wanting millions of dollars. Will it ever end?

The school districts put up huge banners and signs at election time stating the new bonds will not increase your tax rate. That is very misleading because it does indeed raise your taxes. Our 2018 tax statement indicates that 48% of our total property tax till is due to school bonds and overrides. Look at your tax statement, it very clearly will show how much the districts are costing you.

Ask yourselves when will they have enough? The district will continue wanting more and more money until we say No!

Dianne and Tom Harger

Phoenix

Swamp Creatures Galore

Editor:

President Trump was elected mainly by his promise to “drain the swamp.”

What a refreshing thing to see while he tried to accomplish this. Unfortunately, the alligators, water moccasins and scum are harder to get rid of in only four years. At least they have names now, like Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Schiff, Kamala, Feinstein, Swalwell, Booker, Bernie, Biden, Maxine Waters, Elliah Cummings just to keep this article small enough to fit into today’s paper.

Personally, I wouldn’t believe a word that comes out of any of their mouths if their tongues came notarized by God Almighty. Every single one of them is the scum of the swamp and why are they not the ones under impeachment right now, instead of President Trump, is the question that millions of Americans who are sick of their lies and games want to know!

I do not vote for alligators, water moccasins and scum. 

Do you?

James Logan

Buckeye

Civil war

Editor:

Our ongoing uncivil war is not left vs. right. It’s not about any one person. 

It is about us. 

It’s American vs. American, just like our disastrous Civil War of 1861-65. We are at war with ourselves. Again. It’s insanity. 

And it is damned un-American!

The time is now to step up and declare yourself unequivocally pro-American or pro-resistance in Civil War II.

U.S. motto: E pluribus unum. (Out of many, one.)

Ken Williams

Goodyear

The Great American Experiment

Editor:

What makes America great?  For over two centuries we all basically agreed on the answer.  

The success of the great American experiment rests on the wisdom of our founders and their times — the Age of Reason. They held that reason is the primary source of knowledge; if we start with objective truth we can then use our reason to find the answer to almost any question.  

Prior to America, all governments were based on belief. Beliefs that typically centered on religion being the only source of truth, and a monarch anointed by the Church using that truth and power to rule over the people. 

Our Constitution wholehearted rejected that model. We are remarkable – exceptional – because we became the first nation in the world to make objective truth and the use of reason by the people, the foundation of government. 

Overall, this has worked really well for us, enabling us to change our laws when new facts become available and/or better reasoning prevails. This is how we get from every rich property-holding white man having equal rights, to everyone having equal rights (granted too slowly). 

The greatest threat to our nation today is not immigration or terrorism or climate change or even President Trump. Our greatest threat is the growing acceptance that objective truth does not exist, reason is not to be trusted, and we are better off if we believe…and act on…whatever “people like me” say is true. 

If you truly want to “Make America Great Again” or “Keep America Great” insist that you first get objective, provable, facts and evidence, use your own reason to determine what is right, and then vote. Beliefs may bring comfort, but objective facts and the exercise of reason are what made us free – and make us great.

Angela Cotera

Avondale

You’re better than that

Editor:

I have a question for all Democrats. Why not love your country more than you hate President Trump? 

Let the progressive politicians, disguised as Democrats, in Washington DC, be consumed with hatred for the President. 

Don’t stoop to their level. 

You’re better than that. 

Show love for country, not hatred for the President. Politicians don’t care about you, only about power for them.

Think of yourselves and love your country as you love yourself. Learn from history, how absolutely ugly the face of socialism really is. Ask God for guidance, act upon it, and all will be right with our magnificent nation. 

God bless America.

Roy Azzarello

Goodyear