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Letters to the editor: Aug. 31, 2017

August 31, 2017

Rooting for Trump

Linda Chavez’ slanted diatribe against the elected president of the United States reeks of liberal bias (“Alt-right defender Trump unfit to lead,” Aug. 19). He is not a polished politician, obviously. He doesn’t look at a poll before he speaks as Hillary Clinton would have. At every juncture of his presidency the fake news has twisted the context of his statements.

If he fails the country fails also. The silent majority does not see things her way.

— John Koster, Woburn

Can’t erase history

And once all of the historic statues are torn down what do we go after next .?.?.?

The books in the libraries? (“Hate boils over at deadly rally in Virginia,” Aug. 13)

— Richard Royal Sorell, Boston

Tax plan endangers

With Congress and the president looking to enact new tax legislation, it is important to remember that the tax code already promotes the wealthy getting wealthier with big tax breaks, while everyone else is left behind (“Execs fear tax reform, infrastructure in danger,” Aug. 18). The president and congressional leaders are now planning new tax cuts for the rich that will make this “wealth gap” far worse. Furthermore, giving the wealthy billions in unpaid-for tax breaks makes it harder to invest in basic assistance programs.

Is it right to tell children in low-income families that they have to stay sick and hungry so the rich can get another tax cut? Cutting taxes for millionaires and vital anti-poverty programs to pay for it is immoral and unfair. We need a tax code that works for all of us, not just the rich and powerful. I’m hoping we can count on our senators and representatives to do just that.

— William Deignan Jr., Tewksbury

QB should stand

Ron Borges is usually straightforward and right on the mark in his columns. He certainly was way off the mark on his support for Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem (“Advice serves Kap well; QB better clean up act to play in NFL again,” July 17).

Kaepernick was insulting and disrespectful to our country, the flag, our military and veterans and the citizens of this great country. What is his cause and his purpose?

Borges suggests the NFL is treating Kaepernick badly. I think they have put him in “time-out,” when they should have thrown him out of the stadium permanently.

If he has a legitimate complaint/cause, tell him to find a way to express himself in a manner that is not degrading and disrespectful to others. He is suffering now for his poor judgment and bad manners.

— Maxwell Lawrence, N. Billerica

Not so amusing

The Herald’s cartoonist is pummeling Donald Trump constantly. Enough is enough. Once in a while OK but the continual demeaning pictures are a little overbearing. I and other Herald readers do not think it fair and impartial.

The president, whoever he is, deserves more respect. As an individual, I think he is doing a great job but disagree vehemently with his daily tweeting.

— Paul B. Ahern, Melrose