LETTERS: Vote better; Corruption affects all; U.S. critics support Iran

Vote better

President Donald Trump was impeached on Dec. 18, because he had been abusing the power he had. Trump is now the third president in the history of the United States to be impeached.

Why did the U.S. government have to get to this point? Why didn’t the citizens choose a better president at the 2016 election?

According to studies, about onethird of people who participate in presidential elections don’t even know the names of the party they are voting for. Although the next elections are still a bit less than a year away, it is still crucial to start learning and researching about who in the future will have our country in their hands.

We as citizens have a responsibility to choose the best person to do so. Our votes cannot be influenced by superficial propaganda or fake ads.

A big part of citizens who vote are seniors, and their old-school way of thinking may not be appropriate for the modern U.S.

It is crucial not just to vote, but to carefully familiarize ourselves with the candidates we are voting for. Every vote matters.

Valeria Gonzalez

Hidalgo

Corruption affects all

I believe that corruption has been a leading issue when it comes to politics, and it has affected many communities negatively, especially the communities or cities that have a large population, because only the few who live in the community and are part of the corruption get to live with benefits while the majority has to suffer by being treated unfairly.

To start off, the city of Chicago is ranked as the most corrupt city in the United States. For example, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley uses taxpayer money to support his security detail even though it has been 8 years since he was the mayor of the city, and even though he clearly doesn’t need his security detail; the police don’t do anything to him and continue to allow him to waste taxpayers’ money just so he can live comfortably.

However, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the city’s practice has been to give former mayors security since at least 2010, though former Mayor David Orr does not have one, nor did former Mayor Jane Byrne before her death in 2014.

It is pretty obvious to see that whatever goes on behind the scenes in politics, both mayors Byrne and Orr were not in the corrupt system that former mayor Daley is in.

I believe that the corruption that goes on the politics should be stopped; however, the only way to stop it is for the people of a certain community or city to rise up together and speak their minds and fight for a way to end the corruption that affects their city.

Luis Rivas

Hidalgo

U.S. critics support Iran

How subversive for the leftist mainstream media and other bashers of America to openly engage in pro-Iran propaganda during the Iranian attacks against Americans in Iraq.

These American soldiers in Iraq have courageously protected these ingrates’ freedoms for decades, so these instigators can ungratefully promote hate and evil against peaceful Americans.

It is disgusting to hear these hand-biters cheerleading for an American-killing terrorist Qasem Soleimani, who they know was an avowed American enemy.

These so-called journalists have become the indoctrinating weapon of a very sick, socialist radical movement against America. They have radically weaponized and trampled on sacred First Amendment rights to serve themselves.

These malcontents are very welcome to go join communist dictatorship countries so that they can happily thereafter live their much-revered socialist/communist dream.

Imelda Coronado

Mission

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