Right To Fire Ohio Police Officer

Dear Editor,

It was the right thing to fire the Ohio police officer that released the police dog on an unarmed suspect who was on his knees with his hands in the air. I think that it is a shame that the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association says that the officer was terminated “without just cause.”

I think that it is time to de-unionize the police.

Chuck Mann


What Republicans Believe

Dear Editor,

An informed electorate is essential in maintaining our country’s democracy and preserving the freedoms we enjoy.  With that being said, here’s a list of some of the current positions held by the Republican party:

  • Free and fair elections are unimportant, but what is important is winning by any means possible to maintain power and control.
  • Violence is a legitimate approach in politics.
  • Wealthy individuals and corporations shouldn’t have to pay taxes.
  • More guns will lower crime and death rates.
  • Leadership is about instilling fear, not vision.
  • Climate change is not real.
  • Educated voters are a danger to their plan for domination.
  • If they don’t like it, it’s fake news.
  • Helping those who struggle is a waste of time.
  • Laws that don’t suit their purposes are ignored.
  • Providing adequate health care, job opportunities through education, family leave and unemployment insurance are “socialistic” and will ruin our country.
  • Respect for authority is to be ignored.

Words of caution and warning for those who continue to support the current direction of this Republican party: It is not the party you once knew and respected, but rather this one is anti-democratic and heavily authoritarian.

Our country is best served by having two vibrant and strong political parties with candidates who are honest, competent, caring and view themselves as public servants with a clear belief and vision that it’s never about themselves, but rather it’s always about devoting their efforts to solving the many problems we face.

May it be so.

Bob Kollar