OPI0812 Gamble

That’s how it’s done

It started about 10 years ago, when both of our extreme parties realized they could run elections and ignore the middle majority.

All they had to do was turn out more of their so-called bases than their opponents.

This is basically how American democracy (rule by majority) was destroyed. And please spare us such phrases as the tyranny of the majority.

Our representative-democracy can only be restored if both parties return to appealing to the middle majority instead of to their brain-washed bases.

Will Brown

Canyon Country

Just remember

In this time of racial accusations and concerns about illegal immigrants at our southern border, it might be well to remember the words written on the Statue of Liberty.

It starts “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free …” It concludes with the following: “there is room in America and brotherhood for all who will support our institutions and aid in our development. But those who come to disturb our peace and dethrone our laws are aliens and enemies forever.”

Enough said?

Jim Gardner

Palmdale

Not good for unbelievers

In response to opinion writer David Dionne’s “A bit misleading” letter printed on 7/20-19.

No, I do not know Pastor Idleman; no, I have not set foot into his church. Yes, I read his advertisements and read his weekly article in the VP (when he wrote it). Yes, I am a Christian, so …

I remind Mr. Dionne of several things: The Bible is written to those who believe in almighty God; his son, Jesus; and the holy spirit. It is not written for those like you, who do not believe in him.

Pastor Idleman wrote nothing that does not line up with scriptures (the Bible). The fact that you don’t believe does not alter the fact that scriptures (the Bible) is true.

We can only know that, at our death, where it will be great for those who put their faith and trust in Christ Jesus, and not good for those who don’t.

God gives each person the ability to choose their own way to live, act, believe, etc. He forces no one in either direction. Hence, returning to God is our only hope. There will never be a post-Christian USA even during the tribulation (seven years), millions will turn to Christ.

As for wanting a different kind of revival, be careful what you ask for. Each of us is one day closer to the future.

Skip Thacker

Mojave

Thoughts

‘If you like your health plan you can keep it.”

Does Sleazy touchy Joe think if  you say this enough times it will come true?

The only thing I see causing all the investigations into Trump by the liberals is he somehow beat she whose turn it automatically was. That’s what set their hair on fire. Note to all my friends with pacemakers and ICDs may not be good idea to be riding around in electric or hybrid cars or buses. Electro magnetic fields on these vehicles may not be compatible with your devices. The metal body acts as a Faraday cage keeps all emf on board.

Steve Brewer

Rosamond

No Bibles in school

Again we capitulate that the pen is mightier than the sword.

The Huntington Beach School District Board has just surrendered to Christianity. The Board approved a rule that allows children to pass out religious fliers and encourage classmates to bring Bibles to school.

A Christian family brought suit claiming that their child should be able to pass out fliers before, after, on and off school and on public school grounds, because they claim free exercise of religion, Second Amendment. Poor decision.

Will the school also allow The Torah? The Koran? The Quran? The Tao-Te-Ching? Will not the school be making laws respecting the establishment of religion, Contra to the First Amendment?

Will someone please appeal this decision of the Huntington School Board before we all have to read the Bible to obtain an education.

Ed Galindo

Quartz Hill

Give it a try

Maybe Trump could take this test for a try, stop his hate speech and see if less people die.

Marty Scepan

Palmdale

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