Letters to the Editor
April 14, 2021

To the Editor:
I have read with great interest some of Kelly Scoles’s comments for the past year. While I respect her right to an opinion, an opinion should be equally levied. In reviewing Ms. Scoles’s letters, I fear hers are levied based upon party politics.
Case in point, in her letter of 2-26-20 Kelly said “Even more concerning is his (sic Trump’s) view of the presidency and the balance of power. Ask yourself this: if and when a Democrat becomes president again, will you still insist that when he/she exercises ‘unlimited power over government’ he/she can do ‘whatever I want?’ No checks and balances, no calling out the president for overreach.”
If one believes Trump overreached, how about the number of Biden’s Executive Orders? According to CNN it’s 50 and he’s been office for 73 days. And to quote Biden in defense of these executive actions, he’s undoing the “bad policy” inherited from Trump, especially on immigration.
In the same letter, she said, “Trump is a man who famously lies constantly. It’s as if he’s testing to see just how far afield he can go before his crowd turns on him in disbelief. So far, he can lie at will, and claim that anyone who challenges his many untruths or misconduct is perpetrating a ‘hoax’ or a ‘fake news’ story, or a treasonous attack on, not just him, but the country itself. “ Maybe Biden’s lies are the same “fake news”.
Biden’s voiced numerous lies, one this past week about Georgia’s new election law. He continued to spew the “Jim Crow” monologue even days after it was proven he was wrong. Biden voiced his disapproval of the All-Star game being played in Georgia and urging the MLB to pull the game out of the state. Which of course with his blessing, they have.
Kelly and others may continue to believe in the disproven “Russian collusion” mantra voiced during the entire Trump administration, how about Biden’s position on China? Iran has made a pact with China and then there’s China’s “New Military Cooperation Pact” with Russia. Where’s the concern with Biden’s acceptance of what’s happening internationally?
And another lie for Biden when he said, “I made it clear that no American president, at least one did, but no American president ever backed down from speaking out of what’s happened to the Uyghurs, what’s happened in Hong Kong, what’s happening in the country. That’s who we are.” The moment a president walks away from that, as the last one did, is the moment we begin to lose our legitimacy around the world.” Well, Trump issued sanctions against China regarding the human right abuses occurring in China, and Biden said the genocide is part of China’s “different norms” and has removed from the State Dept page commentary that highlight the abuses.
Or the one “the vast majority, the overwhelming majority of people coming to the border and crossing are being sent back”. Well, that’s the biggest doozy of them all.
So to those who were fearful of Trump, are you equally fearful of Biden? I’ll end this similar to how Kelly ended hers in 2020, 1,129 days into Trump’s presidency, this is how I feel 73 days into Biden’s, I don’t hate Biden, I fear him and I fear for the future of our republic.
Patti Walker,