Slow-walking Court must have reform and more letters to the editors

Slow-walking Court must have reform

In both taking up the immunity claim of Donald Trump and refusing to proceed in a timely manner, the Supreme Court has proven that it is not respectful of the constitutional crisis we are in.

One of the two presumptive nominees for president in 2024 is indicted on instigating a coup in 2021 to stay in power against the wishes of the American people.

The American people deserve to have the immunity question settled by a court of law before voting again for president in November. That now is very unlikely to happen.

The glacial pace of review of his immunity claim that has been refuted numerous times by the lower courts makes this action by the Supreme Court suspect.

It is fully apparent that, if democracy is to survive and become strong again, we must reform the Supreme Court by enacting term limits, codifying ethics and/or expanding the court.

Catherine Mabe Pyron

Signal Mountain

Why isn't anti-Israel news getting out?

Following are some headlines that you may have missed about the destruction of Gaza:

1) Israeli military raids one of Gaza's last functioning hospitals.

2) Leaders of aid groups denounce the U.S. for vetoing a cease-fire resolution.

3) The Israeli military's top lawyer reports that some troops' conduct crosses "the criminal threshold."

4) WHO says Nasser hospital has no running water and is still without power after an Israeli land mine raid.

5) Israeli snipers target thousands of Gazans waiting for food aid.

Is it that you don't hear of these things, or is it that you don't want to print anything critical of Israel? If so, why?

Doris Rausch

Tullahoma, Tennessee

Hanson said to use 'false equivalency'

I read with disbelief the Feb. 26 Free Press commentary "Blue Laws for Red Citizens" by Victor Davis Hanson, a regular columnist and formerly respected historian.

He had me seeking the definitions of false equivalency and looking up biographies of people he mentioned.

There are too many examples of false equivalence in the column to cover the space allowed.

May I quote a Harvard professor, Thomas Patterson, on the subject: "False equivalencies are developing on a grand scale as a result of relentlessly negative news. If everyone and everything is portrayed negatively, there's a leveling effect that opens the door to charlatans. The press historically has helped citizens recognize the difference between the honest politician and the pretender. Today's news coverage blurs the distinction."

Byron Chapin

94-year-old warns of Biden age factor

All voters, take notice: As an interested citizen, I have observed and become aware that over the past two to three years, President Joe Biden has shown a steady decline in ability and agility in his daily routines due primarily to his age.

I, myself, am 94 years of age, so I consider myself somewhat of an authority in this element. The purpose of this letter is to inform the public that this condition will not improve but rather will become worse over a period of time.

This should be a factor to consider when trying to decide on someone to lead this country for the next four years.

This letter is not to alarm but to awaken voters to this matter.

Ray Jenkins

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