Letters to the editor

 

A lesson in common sense

Here’s some simple logic that even the common sense-challenged should be able to understand:

If you don’t want to have to worry about money for cash bail, don’t commit crimes.

If you don’t want the label of a person who’s been “involved” with the criminal justice system, don’t commit crimes. “Involved” is the new politically correct word for someone who’s committed a crime. But we’re not buying it; they are still criminals.

If you don’t want the label of “illegal immigrant,” then don’t illegally cross a border to get into the U.S. Do it the right way, even if you have to wait, just like the many tens of thousands had to do since the late 1800s.

There is no such thing as a “sanctuary city.” It was an excuse made up by those trying to rationalize breaking federal law in order to change voter demographics.

Safe injection sites make about as much sense as safe drunk driving sites. Let people shoot up, and hopefully we can revive them before they expire. Let’s fence off an abandoned parking lot and let people come there to drive drunk and crash into each other. We’ll have medical personnel present to hopefully keep those injured from dying.

Peter DiGiuseppe

Rhawnhurst

Trump’s address was magnificent

President Trump’s State of the Union speech, delivered in a dignified and engaging manner, has been described as the best presentation of his career. It was filled with inspiration, pride of our country and hope for a greater and more prosperous future. President Trump has accomplished much in his tenure. He deservedly described his achievements in detail, in the same manner as have done all of his predecessors.

Nancy Pelosi’s actions were not only an affront to the president of the United States, but they were also an attack on the rituals and institutions that have sustained our nation since its founding. In the traditional Jewish text, “Ethics of the Fathers,” we are admonished to “Pray for the welfare of the government, for if not for the awe of it, people would devour their friends alive.” The incessant attacks on our duly elected president and on the structure of our government by the progressives/socialists and their acolytes, whose only platform is one of unrestricted self-indulgence, can lead only to the destruction of our government as it now exists.

Their party’s creed, which was once stated as, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” has been turned on its head. Their creed has become, “Ask not what you can do for your country, ask only what your country can do for you.”

Hershel Barg

Rhawnhurst

Speed cameras will benefit PPA

Will speed cameras help make Roosevelt Boulevard safer? Reading commentary, both parties had rational reasoning to make their points. The points were based on rational reasoning until I saw who the pro writer was. Since Scott Petri works for the PPA, he has a monetary interest in having these cameras installed, so you have to take his argument with a grain of salt. This program is another PPA cash cow, and I can see raises coming and the school district getting shorted. The other problem that neither party addressed is the excessive jaywalking that occurs on this highway. If you look at the history of pedestrian accidents, most of them were crossing this road illegally. It’s not just the speed that kills.

Richard Donofry

East Torresdale

Killing a preborn baby is a choice

Thank you for printing Rose D’Adamo’s letter (3-4, Speaking up for unborn babies). Her very aptly stated contradiction “. . . killing or harming an animal is a crime; but killing a preborn baby is a choice,” shows just how far we have strayed from our Judeo-Christian heritage. And God’s commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” has been distorted and is now considered to mean that women have a right to kill preborn babies — 60 million slaughtered in their mother’s womb since 1973.

This distortion has now followed its natural course from killing preborn babies to killing those who survive an abortion, to euthanasia and assisted suicide, and any one of those who interfere with one’s happiness or convenience. 

Helena T. Gaydos

Holme Circle