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Real unity would make American great

Our president believes unity is most important for our democratic society. He urges everyone, including 74 million Republicans, to have it. Many feel anger, hate and frustration.

Is unity going to be restored with edicts to reverse every executive order executed by the previous administration such as shutting down the Keystone Pipeline and removing miles of installed border fencing, which would enable illegals to cross into the United States without proper screening? This is not giving consideration for the health and safety of our citizens. We're even resuming past mistakes by allowing extremist Muslims to freely come here again,

What's new? They say the mission is to fight racial injustice, previously addressed by MLK in the 1960s, a national martyr for the cause. Once again we will be repeating the same cause with more fighting and loss of lives.

We now have a president who spent a half century in the Washington swamp who in his wisdom chose a vice president of color as well as Cabinet members from every gender group to carry out his plan for racial and gender equality.

Unity would make America great again!

Amos Taj

Ooltewah

 

My mask freedom: Like it or lump it

In spite of a recent letter writer's claim, those of us who have really bad problems with wearing a mask, such as the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that I suffer from, do indeed have every right to not wear one if it endangers our continued health and well-being.

I myself already have been injured trying to wear one by being forced to re-inhale carbon dioxide that collects inside the mask in front of my face. I became dizzy, fell and suffered a painful ankle injury which has yet to heal. This has caused me a great deal of pain and serious difficulty walking.

No one has the right try to force people like me to wear a mask that has not been proven to be of any real benefit to anyone due to the fact the pores in the mask are several thousand times bigger than the virus, and which can, and does, cause injuries from obstruction of breathing and serious falls.

I will continue to eschew the mask for my own health and safety. People can either like it or lump it.

Richard W. Shultz

 

Eventually, guns will be outlawed

With the radicals and socialists now controlling Congress, the White House, and the courts, the government intends to control more of your life by transitioning, for the most part, to socialism. With more taxation and regulations, they will destroy small businesses and the middle class.

Our freedoms are now being eroded. Freedom of speech is under attack as leftist Big Tech and the media censors and desires to criminalize conservative expression.

With more gun-control legislation, the Second Amendment will become meaningless. One such measure is to allow anyone to sue gun manufacturers if their gun is used in a crime against them. The objective is to drive them out of business. Another is to federalize "red flag" laws. Eventually, guns will be outlawed and confiscated. All socialist nations have done this to control the population so they can't fight back.

Quoting John Adams: "Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." And Abraham Lincoln once said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

This is exactly what is happening.

Gary Hayes

Ooltewah

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