Keep interference from Trump trials and more letters to the editors

Keep interference from Trump trials

Two separate groups of everyday Americans, fulfilling their civic duty by serving on a grand jury, have now issued two indictments of Donald Trump for his efforts to overturn the will of voters, even after he knew he'd lost the 2020 election. These are the most serious indictments thus far because they deal with a conspiracy to overturn the foundation of our democracy: the vote of the American people.

There can be no more serious crime than a conspiracy to overturn the foundation of our democracy itself. It's shameful how many MAGA Republicans are now rushing to defend Trump instead of standing up for our democracy and our freedom to vote.

According to both indictments, Trump deliberately lied about voter fraud and pressured local officials, like the Georgia secretary of state, to illegally overturn election results and manufacture fake slates of electors. Trump incited an attack on our Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to stop the certification of the election and cling to power.

These are serious charges. Our elected leaders of all parties must allow the trials to unfold without political interference and let a jury of everyday Americans do their job. No one is above the law; Trump should be held accountable for his crimes against our country.

David Johnson

USA women's team plays blame game

USA women's soccer team lost. Many people were surprised; they have a team of very talented players.

From the first match, it was not pretty, when many did not sing the national anthem nor place their hands over their hearts.

After the loss, they started blaming the coach and others for their loss. In my opinion, they are a team of ungrateful, anti-American, selfish snobs.

Go represent another country.

Ruth Cote


Bible 'pure fiction,' shouldn't teach it

The payment of $2.3 million from the Bible in Schools to Hamilton County Schools is a terrible mistake. I believe the money is not being offered to emphasize critical thinking in students but to indoctrinate them in the mythology, superstition, delusion and fear on which the Bible is based. I can only hope that teachers of this elective course will explain that the Bible is not the word of God, is not original in any respect (except for the creation of hell), is not historically accurate and is mainly pure fiction just like the Harry Potter books.

As for the historical influence of the Bible, perhaps the students can be taught about the sexual abuse of both young boys and girls by priests and preachers, the Dark Ages, the Inquisition, the hatred of Jews by Martin Luther, which has been directly related to the actions of Hitler, the silence of Pope Pius XII during World War II, the enslavement of African Americans since 1619, the demonization of women, resulting in them not being permitted to be either ministers or priests, and the death of hundreds of thousands of indigenous people caused by Christians.

Erskine Mabee

Sale Creek