Letters to the Editor -- August 23, 2023 Edition


Dear fellow Times readers:

I’m wondering if any of our political division can be repaired? Is it too late? Has it gone too far?

Far-left extremist liberal democrats arguing against far-right extremist Republicans. Why can’t we all simply get along?

Money is the culprit.

Yes, I said it. It’s all about the money. Who’s got it, and who wants more?

The value of the almighty dollar has been causing individuals to fight and kill each other since its creation. Did you know China developed paper for writing and the printing of paper currency?

It would appear to me they are still one of the significant influencers of world finance today. Everything we buy seems to have their fingerprints on it. Everybody who is somebody has dealings with China, especially our politicians on both sides of the aisle. We can surmise this to be true if we follow the money trail. We are enslaved to them as they hold a considerable portion of our country’s national debt in the palms of their greedy little hands.

China owns 380,000 acres of land in the United States. How’s that make you feel? Does it make you feel any better to learn that The United States has borrowed $363,000,000,000 from China? Never fear; we have also borrowed $1,492,000,000,000 from Japan. So I guess that makes it okay. 

This game of high-stakes gambling by our government officials could bankrupt us and place us into a spiral of destruction. Sort of like the Roman Empire.

I sure wish someone in charge would think back and learn from history for the kid’s sake. Before it’s too late.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The first bite needs to be voting for candidates who believe in an America first agenda. If we don’t, then I think we’re only concerned with lining our own pockets, as the habit of so many has become.

Thank you, enjoy your day!

I’m voting Republican.

Mr. Dana B. Auer,



To the Editor: 

“Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime” is a quote from Lavrentiy Beria; head of Joe Stalin’s secret police. “Uncle” Joe needed a ruthless Lavrentiy Beria to control the USSR with an autocratic iron fist – allowing no challenge to his rule. Donald Trump has four criminal indictments coming to trial – all aimed at keeping him from running for president in 2024. Since my Letters to the Editor buddy Andy Engen doesn’t do research (by his admission), here are a few factual items.

In May 2022 New York State passed the Adult Survivors Act Law regarding claims of civil sexual assault. This law expanded the statute of limitations for filing an allegation from three years to 20. The law was in effect only one year and targeted a potential civil case against Trump for rape and sexual assault allegedly committed in 1996. Ah – change the law to get your quarry. 

District attorneys (DA) in New York City and NY State based their election campaigns on bringing Trump to justice. In 2022 the NY City DA, Alvin Bragg, indicted Trump for the use of 2016 election funds to pay “hush” money from an alleged sexual encounter with Stormy Daniels in 2006. The Federal Election Commission has jurisdiction and oversees misconduct for national elections – not a city DA. In this case Alvin Bragg word-smithed the charges, changing indictments from misdemeanors to felonies.

In August 2022 the FBI raided Trump’s home in Florida to recover classified documents. Trump’s position is the Presidential Records Act provides five years from the time Trump left office to declassify items he wants to retain for his Presidential Library before returning the remainder to the National Archives. Precedent was established by Bill Clinton (sock drawer tapes) and Barack Obama. As President, Trump was the Chief Executive Officer of the federal government and Commander-in-Chief of the military which authorizes declassification authority; according to the U.S. Constitution as decided by the Supreme Court. 

The third indictment alleges Trump knew he’d legitimately lost the 2020 election but attempted to overturn election results on January 6th. The Department of Justice and appointed Special Counsel violated Trump attorney-client privilege and presidential executive privilege to obtain supporting evidence to develop the indictment and present to a grand jury.

The fourth indictment from a Georgia County DA for racketeering is a Hail Mary longshot – good luck. 

News pundits for the liberal dominated media classify these indictments as “threats to democracy”; the media narrative repeated ad nauseam. None of these “crimes” is a threat to democracy; as GEN Mark Milley famously stated, “We’re the guys with the guns.” When the government targets citizens and brings to bear the government’s unlimited financial resources – that is a true threat to democracy; per Lavrentiy Beria. 

I encourage Times readers to watch Wednesday’s Republican Debate and assess candidate Vivek Ramaswamy – he promotes Trump policies without the negative drama. I am sure the debate will post on YouTube for those who cannot watch it live – maybe even Andy Engen.   

John Cantlon,



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