Letters to the Editor

By Montecito Journal   |   August 13, 2020

Dear James

During one interview with Howard Stern, Donald Trump opined that avoiding STDs was his own personal Vietnam. At that time Donald Trump claimed he dated (you do not need a definition of “dating” here) a lot of beautiful women. Remember what he said about Carly Fiorina, Megyn Kelly, or his comment about Miss Universe contestants? Not exactly admiration of women.

The democratic party is not based on identity politics, but one giant umbrella. The diversity of the party is all embracing based on common values. The party is not of Bull Connors but of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, John Lewis, Hillary Clinton, AOC, Joe Biden, FDR.

To compare Donald Trump’s party to Abraham Lincoln is a great stretch. The republican party is truly the Identity Party – old white men and some young and some white women. The lack of diversity is overwhelming. I am still waiting for some true republican to give me a good explanation why Ronald Regan started his 1980 presidential campaign in Philadelphia. What happened to the republican war cry: DEFICIT!

I grant you; Donald Trump gave massive tax cuts to the very rich and corporations.  The corporations used most of the cash for stock buyback. USA has self-sufficiency in energy because of a big glut of natural gas. The trade war with China, Canada and TikToks is not really working that well. Pres. Trump broke all kinds of agreements without replacing any of them. So, who is paying for the wall?

Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. I am an old woman. To me women’s health and reproductive rights were never negotiable. I pray for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I am scared what another conservative judge will do to women’s rights.

Danute Handy

Taking a Stand in the Sand

Bravo to Parker Matthews for sharing his story and standing up and “doing the right thing” at the Miramar.

What a smart, exemplary young man.

You’ve done John Lewis proud.

Leslie Westbrook

Carpinteria Cannabis Blight

I just wanted to give a shout out and thanks to the Montecito Journal and Nick Schou for the coverage of the Carpinteria Cannabis blight. This is the first time I have ever written to a newspaper/journal and want to show my support for his efforts. I am one of the unlucky that live close to the greenhouses.

Keep up the good work.

Doug McGinnis


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