A VERY PRECIOUS GIFT

We as a society need to stop blaming each other for the ills of the country and come together in search of answers. We are wasting time as the problems mount and get worse.

When you look at the horrified faces of children running out of a school because of a shooting rampage, it is because we failed to protect them.

When young people die while having fun at a club, it is because we are divided instead of being united for a better cause.

If we do not act now for the sake of each other, then we will lose a very precious gift that was given to us by all those who served this nation by being united themselves in great causes.

That gift is freedom.

GEORGE VREELAND HILL

VIA EMAIL

 

WAVE OF A HAND

I’m a patriot. And I believe in and support the right of this president too, if he so chooses to abolish citizenship for any so-called American who fraudulently got himself elected to the presidency, and who acts as if he can trade that office in for a dictatorship with just a wave of his tiny hand.

DONALD MCBAIN

THOUSAND OAKS

 

THE GREEN NEW DEAL

I’m a 24-year-old software engineer, and I am concerned that our country does not consider its citizen’s lives a priority.

Not long ago the United Nations told the world that we have 12 years to rid our civilization of fossil fuels to avoid catastrophic climate disaster.

How do our political leaders choose to respond to this call for action? It seems they see two choices: 1) follow the president, who does not believe in the vast majority of scientists who have dedicated their entire lives toward the subject matter, in saying that climate change isn’t real, or 2) follow Nancy Pelosi and a neoliberal agenda in proposing a committee with no authority to make real actions just to, at the surface, appeal to the masses.

However, it turns out that there is a less supported yet substantially better option. We have leaders in our country, leaders such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who have created a resolution to drafted a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal in Congress.

The Green New Deal has the opportunity to create millions of green jobs, rid ourselves of fossil fuels and become a world leader in green energy exports. The Green New Deal is our best shot at saving our species, all the while acting as a massive economic stimulus.

At the time of this writing, Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution had 10 supporters in Congress. If we are to move forward as a country and as a species, we need Congress members everywhere to support this action, Congress members such as our very own Rep. Judy Chu.

I wonder what side of the coin she will be on.

SAM BERNDT

PASADENA

 

THE TIME IS NOW

It’s time to change the discourse about climate change. We’re facing devastating consequences due to climate change. I support Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution to create a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal in Congress. We need a Green New Deal to create millions of green jobs, move our country off fossil fuels, and protect working people of all backgrounds. Congress members should support this resolution.

RAUL ANORVE

LOS ANGELES

 

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