Standing down doesn’t serve the public
The First Amendment gives Americans the right to peacefully assemble. The fact that some mayors tell their police officers to stand down while some commit assault, battery, arson and property damage in violently opposing those who are peacefully assembling is unconstitutional, illegal and mocks the slogan “to protect and to serve.”
To protect and to serve who? Why is there not more outrage over this? How anesthetized have we as a society become? What kind of nonsense is this?
Tim Wiesner, Wichita
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They were treasonous, one and all
Recent polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans favor leaving the statues honoring members of the Confederacy in place. Are they unaware that, as soon as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and others took up arms against the United States and tried to dissolve the Union, they were guilty of treason?
They were traitors to this country just as Benedict Arnold, the Rosenbergs, John Walker and others. If someone proposed erecting statues to them, I can only imagine the outrage, but in my mind, a traitor is a traitor, and traitors don’t deserve to be memorialized.
Jack Niblack, Wichita
Trump went where he was told in Texas
It’s so hard to talk to “stupid,” but here goes: People are complaining about our fantastic president and his recent trip to flood-ravaged Texas. Not shaking hands with the victims, etc.
If you would watch Fox News once in awhile, you would know why he went where he did and why. He was advised by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to go where there was less going on so the president’s entourage would not conflict with any rescues.
I’m sure he will be able to get closer to the people on Saturday, as he will have made his second trip. Just knock off all the false rhetoric against President Trump.
Roxie DeLong, Derby
Don’t sacrifice park for developers
Thank you for the excellent investigative reporting by Dion Lefler (“Naftzger Park may not be ready for March Madness,” Saturday’s Eagle).
Sadly, we too often have to be reminded how the greed of a few impacts us all as a whole. Now we know who the players are and can tell them to gather up their marbles and go somewhere else. We the people want Naftzger Park to stay the beautiful little oasis that it is. Thank you, Wichita, for speaking out and saving this very important little nugget of our community.
Judy Young, Wichita
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