Unrighteous discord growing

It is so unbelievable what is happening with this state and country. When someone did or said something that may or may not be appropriate and that person apologized for the statement or remarks, that should be the end of it, but not these days, we attack, we condemn and pass judgement equal to life in prison. We do not forgive or accept that all of us will use bad judgement at some time.

Roseanne did tweet something and now is judged and condemned to death. What is wrong with everyone? It is not what she said but the response that should make all of us terrified of our futures.

The Democratic-Socialist Party is now telling the American public to express loathing to Republicans or people who work for the President. Is this the start of the next civil war?

Instead of bring our country together; the politicians are trying to cause division between all Americans. If we do not go along with the immoral population, you are harassed. You cannot have an opinion if it is different from the immoral sector. If you are a Christian or Jew; you better not even try to express your thoughts.

The media feeds this persona because they still cannot understand why Trump won. So they add fuel to the fire.

Nancy L Vincelet, Stockton

 

Selective discrimination is the worst kind

Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not work for Donald Trump. She is an employee of the federal government. Does the restaurant that refused to serve her refuse service to ALL federal employees. If the answer is “no” then the co-owner of the restaurant did not practice discrimination, she practiced "Selective Discrimination". Will this restaurant refuse service to some African-Americans, but not all African Americans. Will this restaurant refuse service to some Jews, but not all Jews. Will this restaurant refuse service to some gays, but not all gays. Discrimination is discrimination. All reports say Sanders handled this unfortunate situation with grace and dignity. She should now sue the restaurant and be awarded a huge settlement, enough to put the restaurant out of business. The restaurant community in that area should offer jobs to the staff that lost their jobs due to their co-owners bigoted moronic actions. This should serve as a lesson to all businesses. Discrimination is wrong and selective discrimination is worse.

Thom. H. Magnuson, Stockton

 

An odd meeting, not meeting

I am curious. On July 3, I happen to tune in to the Rachel Maddow Show. I learned that Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, six other senators and a congressman were at a meeting with some dignitaries in Moscow. They had hoped to talk to Russia President Vladimir Putin, but Putin was too busy.From what I gathered, they exchanged pleasantries and then came home. Who decided, when was it decided, what was the reason for the trip and most of all, why weren't any Democrats included?

There are things happening that are making me nervous. I'm sort of like Farmers Insurance, I've been around a long time and I've seen a lot of things.

Mary Frost, Stockton

 

Politics should not be part of judicial system

The Supreme Court should be a balanced council, so as to be reflective of the nation. Justice also seeks to be as unbiased as possible, while a court leaning heavily to one side is inherently biased.

Court justices should be above politics as should be the selection process. A balanced court would as be a 'steady hand at the tiller', which in divisive times is needed to steer a good course through the political maelstrom.

Conservatives fear a left leaning court, which they deride as being 'activist', yet after unconstitutionally denying an appointment by President Obama, they cheer the prospect of a right leaning activist court. Political hypocrisy has a detrimental effect on the court nomination process!

Stacking the court to fulfill the political agenda of the political minority is diametrically opposed to the guiding principles laid down by the Founding Fathers. We need a court that is above the political storm waves rocking the political branches of government and our society. Alas, what we will likely get is a naked conservative power grab, lending harm to our democracy.

John Sarabia, Stockton

 

Guest op-ed ruffled feathers

It’s sickens me to know that there are people who somehow defend animal cruelty, including the confinement of animals inside tiny cages for their entire lives. California family farmers will be the first to say that proper husbandry isn’t caging millions of animals inside warehouse walls. They can imagine what it would be like for one of their pigs to trapped their whole life in a coffin-like crate, or a hen to be so crammed inside a wire cage she’s unable to move, or a baby veal calf tied by the neck prevented from walking. I stand with family farmers and am enthusiastically supporting Proposition 12 in the fall to ensure farm animals are treated with some sense of humanity.

Janet McCarthy, Folsom