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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

Encouraging climate sign

The fact that the GOP is getting comfortable with supporting legislation that addresses climate change problems is very encouraging. After so many years of their party ignoring climate change and other environmental problems in favor of the bottom line, it is welcome to see some take precautions to stem carbon dioxide levels.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

Give Trump a chance

Why is everybody protesting Donald Trump about this temporary ban on immigrants? Think about the Muslims. They call us infidels and they want to kill us so why let these people into America? Shouldn't these immigrants believe in our Constitution when they come here? He is just trying to make America safer. I suggest give him a chance.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

Sheriff should've kept gun

If I were the sheriff of Spokane County, I would be unbelievably embarrassed to show my face back at the office after being ordered to remove my weapon before entering the Veteran's Arena, and I actually did it. Can you only imagine how embarrassed his troops are to work for such an alleged leader.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

Stand up to Trump

There seems to be a disconnect between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her job to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, etc. Why has she been so silent about her job? Why would she rather take more rope and take all of us down some Republican far-right agenda, or should I say Republican wish list pushed forward by Speaker Ryan?

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

Trump bashing appalling

I am appalled at the negativity being hurled at our new president. He has taken on a very difficult role, and he needs all the encouragement our nation can muster. Even before he was elected, people were finding every conceivable means to drag him through the dirt.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

Urge climate change talks

Elder statesmen of the Republican Party have proposed a national carbon tax and dividend to address climate change. It's a concept that The Spokesman-Review endorsed as worthy of consideration in their recent editorial.

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SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017

What is a demagogue?

A demagogue is a political leader who seeks support by appealing to people's desires and prejudices, rather than using rational argument. It's someone who exploits prejudice and ignorance with false claims to gain popularity. Demagogues overturn established customs of political conduct and accuse thoughtful and moderate opponents of weakness and disloyality. They appeal directly to the poor and uninformed, telling lies to stir up hysteria and exploiting crisis to intensify support for their calls to immediate action, and violence.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

Allow private stewardship

Rich Landers pretends to address the issue of public lands, but one entity he ignores is ownership by people. Why not give Joe Sixpack a shot at the 60 percent of Idaho currently monopolized by federal bureaucrats? Personally, I prefer the little guy, the father who takes his gun and goes afield with this kid burns sweet incense to the country I love.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017

Canada takes the lead

In November 2015, I applauded Canada for its commitment to take in more refugees. The time has come to reaffirm Trudeau's compassionate and visionary leadership. By welcoming the refugees that my country's leaders are too afraid to allow in, Trudeau and Canada are setting a precedent of courage and embrace, while the U.S. leaders cower and seek some corrupted version of self-preservation.

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