KEVIN FORTUNA, San Clemente
I think it is good that you allow residents to express their opinions, but I thought personal attacks were not allowed. It appears that personal attacks are OK if it is against someone who is conservative or a Christian.
Even though I thought the letters were offensive, I am actually glad you published them, because they show who the hypocrites and name-callers are. I believe in free speech, so hopefully you will allow me to express my views also.
I would like to challenge a few statements made in the letters.
On the topic of government intrusion—No one is trying to pass laws to prevent people from loving or marrying, telling women they can’t make decisions about their well-being, or eliminating anti-discrimination laws. The recent voting laws that are controversial for some people make it harder for voter fraud—not for voting.
No one should be allowed to vote without an ID. You can’t do anything that requires security without identification; why would voting be different? Why are those who don’t want to make elections more secure fighting so hard to prevent any investigation or accounting for the last election?
In one letter, there was a reference to the “Guns, Gold, Greed, Gerrymandering and Gullible electorate political party,” and in another, an accusation of “inventing divisive issues.” Think about which political party is the most divisive. Which party says our country has systemic racism?
Which party supports BLM, (a Marxist organization hiding behind a slogan that no one disputes, because all lives matter). Which party supports Critical Race Theory? Which party wants to defund the police while not prosecuting criminals? Which party is using the justice system to go after anyone who disagrees with them? Which party allows censorship of anything that will hurt them politically?
The next resolution the city council adopts should be to declare San Clemente a First Amendment Freedom City.