As a Vietnam War veteran — U.S. Army, Combat Medic, 11th ACR, Chu Lai, 1967 (and a draftee at that) — I’m appalled and disgusted by remarks attributed to Trump staffer Kelly Sadler about Sen. John McCain: “Don’t worry about him, he’s dying away.”

Obviously, she’s aping the language and attitudes of her boss, Draft Dodger-in-Chief Donald Trump, a coward who evaded the draft with five dubious deferments. Why wasn’t she fired immediately?

The sooner Trump is forced from office, the better of this country will be.

Hank Cunningham


Be heard


That’s the relevant term right now: Vote.

We have until the May 29 to make ourselves heard and in my opinion, strike down this port commissioner recall. It’s an expensive ploy brought about by personal vindictiveness on the part of a handful of disgruntled individuals who have fishbones of their own to pick.

I’ve lived in Harbor for 20 years, only yards from the port. What we don’t need is the enabling of aggressive and unruly types who have continuously displayed a distasteful power hunger. A few petulant, hot-tempered, bullying subversives who have already cost this county $20,000 in filing, mailing and administration fees. And that’s just the tip of the rootberg. The silly and costly recall needs to evaporate.

Jan Barbas and Angi Christian are honorable, composed and duly elected port commissioners who have put everything into doing the best for our harbor by addressing the shambles left by previous administrations. To do that they had to remove an insubordinate manager who refused to work with them at all. Former Port Manager Gary Dehlinger was not elected, he was hired. Rightfully, he is no longer in place.

These two commissioners have demonstrated their commitment. If you require further proof of the opposition’s behavior, look at Facebook and witness how they’ve riled and buffaloed; nobody needs such types in the running of anything. Please support Barbas and Christian. Uncripple the port and let them get on with their work. Both are well aware of our port’s needs. Vote is the important word, whatever your opinion may be. Personally, I suggest that we all kick this asinine port recall shenanigan right square in the ballots.

Lon Goddard


Left out

At Congressman (Pete) DeFazio’s recent town hall meeting, I stood up and told him about the misunderstanding in our legal system that allows our government to justify playing power games that are oppressive to the people. I explained that many people believe there are two levels, constitutional law and federal law, when there are actually three levels. They leave out universal law and this leads to chaos in our legal system.

Two of the power games are based on weaving an illusion. When the president of the United States declares “fake news,” one or both of these games is being played. Once the lies start, the truth doesn’t overcome the lie. It just reaches the point where no one knows who to trust.

Whether you are a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, or don’t care about politics at all, the only thing anyone can trust at this point is universal law, also known as God’s Law, the Golden Rule, and karma. It stands on seven principles of equality, liberty, freedom, compassion, abundance, capacity and tolerance. We walk the straight and narrow by standing on these seven principles.

Americans are proud to say we are “one nation, under God,” but God doesn’t work with people whose plans do not stand on the principles of universal law.

Karen Holmes