Cartoon right on

I received a political cartoon about a gun with the name “The Congressman.” It doesn’t work and you can’t fire it. Oh, so true….

And our own Congressman has to be painted with the same brush as his latest newsletter has him passing resolutions about terrorists. Certainly this is not what we sent him to Washington to do… We wanted Obamacare cut out and replaced with good medical care in America, we want tax reform, we want immigration with teeth in it, and we want limited federal government.

All we get is Congressional recesses that give all the younger generation inspiration to work on Congress’s schedule, and boy that is sure not full time.

Tom Pinard

Wrightwood

Faith of a Founding Father

In response to the June 5 letter entitled "To believe or not to believe," your letter, sir, reminds me of Thomas Jefferson’s words, “It does me no harm if my neighbor does not believe.” Jefferson did some great things for our country by writing the Declaration of Independence and securing the Louisiana Purchase at 3 cents/acre. However, he also did not believe. He felt that our nation would suffer greatly and had great fears for its future because of slavery. Yet he would not free his own slaves, and fathered children by at least one of them. His indecisiveness contributed ultimately to the Civil War and death of 605,000 Americans. If you do not believe in the ultimate judgment of Almighty God, go to Gettysburg. That battle was a horrible mess.

Sir, I would like to bring to your attention another founding father of our nation, John Jay, who was appointed first chief justice of our Supreme Court by President Washington in 1789. In a letter dated April 12, 1816, John Jay wrote, “No human society has been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty, apart from the precepts of the Christian religion. Should our Republic ever forget this fundamental precept of governance we then will be surely doomed.”

Our nation has surely forgotten these precepts, and therefore we have reaped the whirlwind. A lack of belief in the God of the Bible has been leading us down a terror-ible path.

Richard Miller

Hesperia

Hatred in America

Thank you for printing the Victorville woman's amazing letter on June 8. She said what a lot of us are thinking.

Great letter girl. My hat's off to you.

Donna Isbell

Hesperia

The real verdict

In response to Richard Reeb's op-ed column, calling Democrats snakes will not change the truth. President Trump was not elected by a "verdict of the American people." He lost the popular vote by millions of votes. That was the verdict of the American people.

You made the point about this nation's crucial fight against terrorists. Islamic extremism has been and will continue to be exported by Saudi Arabia, a country beloved by the current administration.

What this country needs so desperately is an intelligent administration that governs not by Tweets, but by an experienced world view and an ability to work with others, including mainstream, progressive Muslim leaders who are the best hope in turning their fellows against extremism.

Fred Wilkens

Apple Valley