Letters to the Editor
September 28, 2022

To the Editor:
Despite Martin’s uninterest in Trump’s sanction of “Q,” the essential question remains: “Why is Trump finally openly endorsing this Far Right conspiracy group?” For the same reason he urged the assembly on January 6, 2021, to storm the capitol and reverse the election. He failed to overthrow the government then, but considering the current tsunami of investigations of him in Washington and his Organization in New York, all Trump has working for him now are desperate attorneys, blind loyalty, threats of violence, and fundraising off the public when he himself is so “fabulously wealthy.”
“The World’s Biggest Victim” claims unconstitutional invasion of his Mar-a-Lago estate (“they didn’t even take their shoes off in my bedroom!” Your typical manly and constitutional concern), when the DOJ under warrant seized documents after months of negotiation and denial. The FBI retrieved tens of boxes of materials Trump claimed he did not have. In a move to delay the analysis of many “TOP SECRET” documents that had been removed from their files (some found in Trump’s personal desk) he demanded a “special master” to review the documents and determine their status.
Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, his selected Special Master Raymond Dearie, reprimanded the Trump lawyers for ludicrous claims of his ownership and/or ignorance. Interestingly, the issue of whether Trump had declassified the documents was not raised in the amended legal filings. Although Trump claimed to Hannity on FOX that he had declassified them, “just by thinking about it,” his lawyers did not raise the “declassification by rumination” defense because they do not want to lose their law licenses for knowingly filing a false statement with the Master.
Why did Trump reveal his “superpower” to Hannity when he should have been exercising his right to remain silent? Because the courts notwithstanding, Trump wants an army of disgruntled, resentful loyalists, and generous donors, to do his dirty work for him. Just as he did on January 6. Like “Q,” Trump wants us to fear that the “Coming Storm” (armed clashes, civil war, bad weather? They won’t define it) is imminent if he is prosecuted, because Trump is above the Law and he, “Q,” and other “very special people” are fine with burning the country down to prove it.
Kelly Scoles,


To the Editor:
Just when you think that you've seen about every evil, blasphemous twisting of God's word, something else comes up. The latest is Gavin Newsom's attempt to use Jesus' words to encourage women in pro-life states to come to California to kill their babies. In case you missed it in the news, Newsom put up billboards (at California taxpayers' expense) in seven pro-life states: Texas, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma with these words: "Want an abortion? California is here to help." Below these words is a quote from Jesus: "Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these. Mark 12:31."
So not only is Newsom declaring California an "abortion sanctuary state" where women can kill the children they've conceived at will, but he's encouraging women from other states ("freedom-hating" states, he calls them) to come to California where they can kill theirs, too - and using Jesus' words to do it He will answer to Jesus for his evil, and when he does, their conversation will be very short. In fact, it won't be a conversation at all. Jesus will speak, and, like the man in Jesus' parable (Matthew 22:11-13), Newsom will be speechless. Then the Lord will say, "Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Not a very pleasant picture - weeping and gnashing one's teeth in darkness for eternity. But that's Newsom's future if he doesn't repent of his evil.
Leslie R. Lanier, Pastor
Wayfarer's Chapel Lutheran Church