Hope restored

To the Editor:

Getting a chance to see our granddaughter play volleyball became even more special when, before the varsity game, the noise in the gym subsided as people stood facing a large flag, with hands over our hearts, while our national anthem was played.

The respectful silence was awesome.

A glimmer of light in the darkness.

Pat Loring


Sanity questioned

To the Editor:

It is sad and truly frightening to read some of these letters that support and enable the current White House occupant. Even more worrisome is that it has been obvious that this person is mentally ill and many continue to ignore that fact.

When I brought up these facts months ago, some of his enablers mocked me. Now, they may not be so fast to criticize me as members from his own staff, to many well respected professionals, have parroted my words about his mental instability.

This is no longer a matter of politics, it is now up to the people to do what we can to protect ourselves. Our two obvious options are impeachment or the 25th Amendment, both are probably politically troublesome for those who put party before country.

We did have a third choice and that was based upon the hope that these words from Sen. Corker gave sufficient assurance, “I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos.”

We were made more confident that this trio would control him when it was confirmed the Secretary of State Tillerson called him a “ … moron.” This option was diluted by General Kelly, who pundits said “would control him,” when the general disgraced himself by parroting false stories.

So now we are left with only two who might be able to “control” this narcissistic perverted “moron” from destroying the civilized world — they would be Tillerson and a guy they call “Mad Dog.”

When you are talking about a person who denigrates war heroes, veterans and Gold Star families; openly discusses lusting for his own daughter and other women; disgraces minorities, women, and handicapped individuals, we must all ask ourselves: Is this the best America has?

Domenic Torchia


Private email

To the Editor:

Just saw a reminder on the news that six inner-circle Trump administration members, including Jared Kushner, use private email accounts for government business.

Shouldn’t we “lock ‘em up”?

Terril Spitze

Twain Harte