READERS WRITE: JULY 18

Trump’s on a roll of notable victories

The hysteria over asylum-seeking immigrants has been washed away by a flood of victories for President Trump. First, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple. Next, the court upheld President Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim countries. Lastly, the court ruled that non-union workers did not have to pay so-called “fair share” union fees. The big gift to President Trump came with Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement, giving Trump the opportunity to fill his vacancy with another conservative justice. The Democrats are desperately pushing the narrative that Roe vs. Wade, giving women the right to have an abortion, will be reversed. This all happened at a time when the Democrats thought a blue wave was coming in the fall mid-term elections. Now it seems they could be underwater.

BECKY SMITH, ROSWELL

America’s never stopped being great, flaws and all

America has always been, and is, great. Our country’s flaws are opportunities to achieve the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. Trump mocked former President George H.W. Bush’s “thousand points of light” slogan. For the rest of us, we fully understand that Bush is calling Americans to take responsibility for each other and our nation. Sen. John McCain is another veteran who regularly issues a call for patriots to serve their fellow human beings and country. Bush and McCain risked their lives to ensure America stays great. Yet Trump, with the cheering of his base, sneers at them. Where are Republican representatives when he mocks veterans, separates children, kisses up to dictators, and praises corruption? They see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. They’ve been gelded. Devoted conservative George Will suggests an election correction is needed to save the GOP. In November, save a Republican. Vote blue.

PEGGY PERKINS, WINDER

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