Euro News

There is much to learn just by watching Euro News. We watch it on Dish Network satellite TV.

In Serbia the people were out in the streets by the thousands in protest of the fraudulent re-election of the progressive government of President Vucic. They say the only reason he got 55 percent of the vote was by fraud and by control of the media, who were prevented from disseminating any negative stories in opposition to his government. They say no election can be valid if the people are expected to vote without the free flow of information on the issues that are important to their future. Sound familiar? Have you ever wondered why our supposedly incompetent progressive left media keeps us in the dark, like mushrooms? Are you gullible enough to believe that it is just a matter of incompetence?

President Erdogan of Turkey wants to assume more authority in his bid to consolidate his power as president of Turkey and they have a referendum vote coming shortly. Early voting for Turkish citizens living in other countries is underway in places like Germany, France, Sweden, etc. He had a big row with Sweden, when Sweden refused entry of Turkish government officials for the purpose of campaigning on Erdogan's behalf, as he needs every vote he can scrounge up in order to prevail. This is super important, because since the time of Ataturk the Turkish democracy has held their government and their religion separate, and Erdogan wants the power to change that. Good for the Swedes. Erdogan has no business actively operating politically outside the boundaries of his own country.

All this was only a part of what was reported in just one day. Yes, this is how these collectivist, ''progressive" movements operate, but our progressives here don't want us to see all this, because then we might wise up and vote them all out. They thought they had it all figured out, they thought they had all their bases covered, but they weren't expecting that a Donald Trump would come along and find a way through all their smoke screens. That's why they are so upset. Educate yourself on the issues, learn to see through the smoke screens, stop taking your exalted leaders as being ever perfect, look for motives, and above all, think for yourself. If you can't bring yourself to do that, then at least have the decency to stay away from the ballot box.

Gabriel Portillo

Hesperia

L.A. Times vs. Trump

It nearly goes without saying that the L.A. Times hatefully orchestrated six-part editorial attacks against President Trump are little more than the increasing bias of indoctrination spread by the left-wing press and academia’s miseducation system — for generations.

In stark contrast, the left universally supported the Democrat Congress and eight years of President Obama’s destructive misadministration of America’s economy, domestic and national security with unconstitutional edicts and executive orders — and causing the escalation of world terrorism.

Indeed, more than enough American voters in the 2014 and 2016 elections made the survival decisions to firm-up the Republican control of Congress and elected Donald Trump president. Clearly it was a matter of Hillary Clinton continuing the doom of President Obama or the deliverance provided by President Trump.

Trump and the Republican Congress are delivering on the promises of economic recovery and prosperity, removing the shackles of dictatorial government, and restoring our domestic and national security — with much more to come — regardless of the enemies within….

Daniel B. Jeffs

Apple Valley

The wrong Jesus

RE: "Blatant Lies About Jesus," Daily Press, 4/10/17 ...

The writer of this letter also has the wrong Jesus. Yes, Jesus did say He came to bring a sword. However, the passage then goes on about the strife and turmoil a follower of Jesus will experience within their own circle of friends and family. This "sword" Jesus talks of is representative of war. When you become a follower of Jesus, sometimes, there will be strife with friends, with family, and even extended family. This strife is of a spiritual nature.

On the other side, Jesus did not "side with the poor" per se. Yes, He understood their plight of being cheated, abused, and maligned by other men, but He never put a stop to it, nor did He put mechanisms in place to eliminate it, in the present, or in the future. In fact, He did say that the poor will always be with us. Jesus did not blame the rich for the poor. Sometimes, people are poor by their own choices. That is not the rich man's fault. You also, conveniently, neglect the fact that both King Solomon and King David were rich. Yet, God never condemned either of them for their wealth.

And the reason being is that Jesus was more concerned with our spiritual life over the temporary satisfaction of our physical. Yes, Jesus did heal, but that was only to prove He was who He said He was. His interactions never just stopped at the healing. It proceeded to the spiritual. Remember, all the "sin no more"? Jesus was more concerned with where will you spend eternity.

You are only focusing on the physical. You imply that Jesus doesn't support the Republican mindset, yet you omit the fact that He, also, doesn't support the stealing of another's wealth to satisfy the desires of those who, for whatever reason, can't, or choose not to work.

Jesus also said: "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul"?

Algot Stephenson

Apple Valley

Presidential memories

My son's sister-in-law, Kim Johnson, flew on Air Force One, after serving four years in the Vietnam War, where she rescued a child from a burning building.

She served five of our presidents as secretary, before going to work in the Travel Department with President Clinton. She said her favorite was President Reagan. That when he came aboard, he would point his finger at her and exclaim "There's my girl!"

We stayed at her house and visited the White House in the early 1960s. We didn't have to stand in the long line, she came out and signed us in. A wonderful girl. She had keepsakes from all over the world, from her many flights on Air Force One.

Doris Estus Gill

Phelan