Letters to the editor

On Saturday, June 17 we attended a wonderful event at the Case Memorial Library sponsored by the Friends of the Library for their 25th anniversary. It was held in a room where we were surrounded by wonderful works of art sponsored by the Art in the Library Committee. We feel very fortunate to live in the town of Orange which has two such special groups. Both hold enjoyable events and work to keep the library a great place to visit. Thank you Art in the Library Committee and thank you Friends of the Library. We appreciate all your hard work.

— Barbara and Larry Tiven Orange

Where is the Republican outrage? Where is the support of our president when he is depicted over and over again as stabbed, bloody, dead? No wonder you Republicans keep losing in Connecticut. We have the White House, the Senate, and the House, and you continue to say nothing when Republicans are attacked in print, in photos, and even in life. Do something for America and Americans instead of sitting back and allowing this hatred and violence to gain strength. You are proving that you are just part of the swamp showing no concern for America, only your establishment power. Start standing up for the president. Whether you like him personally is of absolutely no importance ... what is important is that the president is trying to help Americans. I want to see you in print, on TV, in meetings, loudly and proudly supporting this president and how his programs are planned to do nothing more than improve life for Americans. America elected Donald Trump because we are tired of the same establishment bleeding of American workers to advance a progressive, liberal agenda. Get a backbone and start representing us, the people of Connecticut, who elected you.

— Nancy Roberto Milford

I read Tim Chaucer’s letter (June 14) calling the state representatives “pushers” for trying to legalize recreational marijuana. Nothing could be further from the truth. President Nixon’s war on drugs has been a complete failure. After close to 50 years and billions of dollars, marijuana is still here. People have been jailed and labeled as ex-convicts because of a little bit of pot.

Alcohol and cigarettes have killed millions of people and these deaths are happening right now and will continue for years and years. There has never been a single death from an overdose of marijuana. It won’t be long before all the New England states have recreational pot. If Connecticut doesn’t follow suit these may be traffic deaths from people driving to nearby states and then driving back under the influence.

Connecticut can keep pot away from underage people by setting laws the same as they do alcohol. There have been studies done on the states that have recreational pot and all the negative things people predicted would happen never materialized. If Connecticut makes recreational pot legal then the state can profit by taking and regulating the sale of pot. This would free up the police to go after people who commit felonies and lock the people up who pose a threat to society.

— Charles Hopkins New Haven

It is wonderful that pro-choice Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, (June 5) wanted to help people, but she chose radical ways to do it. Unfortunately, her “help” consists of the same misguided efforts of the Democrats, Marxists, billionaire Bill Gates’ wife, Melinda, et al. Their method is a little help for the poor or handicapped, which keeps them dependent upon government and then convinces them to kill their offspring or contracept. Pro-choice - let one baby live and deprive another of its life by inhumane ways which are not even permitted to end the life of an animal.

June 9’s editorial deals with birth control, lamenting that the religion of Catholics, who wish to follow their beliefs, does not matter. Nuns who care for those unable to care for themselves have been forced to pay for contraceptives for employees and the legal fees to fight same in court. Same with other companies who choose to follow their religious beliefs. Gates’ wife, Melinda, has said she got to where she is because of contraceptives. I ask, “Where is she?”

Reduced teen pregnancies? Our taxes pay for immoral, not moral, sex ed in schools. Planned Parenthood’s CEO earns $900,000 a year. She could pay for said company out of her income. I know of a middle class family with a $5,000 deductible for each and every member of the family to pay for others’ insurance, including birth control. (Rob Peter to pay Paul).

Politically correct rules are a lie. They pretend to protect all from discrimination, but in reality, discriminate against Christians and especially, Catholics.

— Marie Marra Shelton