Eye Pence as a possible future president
Due to the ages and well being of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the Oct. 7 debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence ought to really be seen as a contest between presidential candidates. That ought to make our alternative straightforward.
Whom would you relatively have negotiating with the dictators of Russia, China and Iran? Which candidate has the gravitas, the expertise in overseas affairs, the data and the negotiating abilities?
The unbiased reply for anybody watching the talk is Vice President Pence. It is a no-brainer.
Our economic system and nationwide safety and the preservation of our beliefs, tradition and the constitutional separation of powers rely in your rational alternative.
John Budihas, North Venice
Caring for humanity vs. caring for No. 1
Prince William of Nice Britain is providing prizes valued at $65 million for brand new concepts to mitigate local weather change, clear the planet’s air, defend and restore nature, revive oceans and enhance strategies of waste disposal.
In the identical newspaper the place this data appeared, President Donald Trump’s pursuits have been described as Hillary Clinton’s emails, indicting Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama, taking the struggle over his tax returns to the Supreme Courtroom and asserting that COVID-19 is just not an enormous deal.
The prince and Sir David Attenborough will take care of issues important to the survival of humanity. Trump is coping with issues important to the survival of Donald Trump.
Juliette Muscat, Sarasota
Give nature an opportunity: Spend money on land, water
I moved to Manatee County from the Chicago space. I grew up on the Southeast facet, which had three metal mills and a rubbish incinerator. Slag heaps and stays of burnt rubbish have been deposited into the lakes, marshes, rivers and creeks.
I moved right here to benefit from the pure magnificence and wildlife. I acknowledge that by transferring right here, I’m a part of the inhabitants drawback. However, I additionally need to be a part of the answer – to protect a number of the pure areas.
I’m not in opposition to growth or trade. Nonetheless, I consider steadiness is required, to present nature an opportunity.
For that cause, I voted for the water and land proposal on the Nov. 3 poll. Manatee County can be licensed to promote bonds and purchase land to guard water high quality, and fish and wildlife habitats.
It’s a affordable funding in our future and a legacy for future generations.
Louis W. Kosiba, Lakewood Ranch
Promise of energy drew evangelicals to Trump
Many conventional churchgoers have tried to know evangelicals who’ve pledged their unquestioning loyalty to President Donald Trump, despite the truth that his habits appears to be in contradiction to the Christian ethic of “Love your neighbor as your self.”
What could possibly be gained from this president that may make evangelicals forsake the morality they’d preached and practiced for hundreds of years?
Elizabeth Dias’ New York Instances editorial, “Christianity Will Have Energy,” lastly make clear the phenomenon. A significant byproduct of recent science and expertise is the evolution of our cultural and social values. These modifications have many evangelicals feeling left behind.
So, earlier than the election, Trump promised he would restore their energy and advocate for renewed non secular dominance in white America.
Evangelicals have lengthy seen racial variety, homosexual marriage, acceptance of LGBTs and authorized abortion as biblical threats to that “previous time faith.” They couldn’t resist Trump’s promise.
Having energy gained over love, and Trump would “Make (their) America Nice Once more.”
This was their “saving” alternative they usually took it, even when they misplaced their souls within the course of. The one worth they paid is the betrayal of Christianity itself.
Stephen G. Prichard, Venice
Select used, however dependable Chevy Malibu
Perhaps it’s the truth that I used to be born and raised in Detroit, the Motor Metropolis, that causes me to see everybody by means of an automotive prism. It’s just a little sport I play.
As an illustration, if Bucs quarterback Tom Brady have been a automotive, he’d be a high-powered, finely tuned Corvette.
If Meryl Streep have been a automotive, she’d be the epitome of sophistication and precision – not only a Mercedes Benz, however an S Class Mercedes Benz.
This brings me to the presidential candidates: Joe Biden is a Chevy Malibu, the equal of smart footwear. And this explicit Malibu has a number of miles on it.
Nonetheless, it has loads of life left and built-in security options that ought to give us all some peace of thoughts.
Now, I’ll grant you that it’s not straightforward to get excited over a used Chevy Malibu, however when the choice is a Ford Pinto that was concerned in a significant accident on Nov. 8, 2016, and has been flaming whereas parked at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. ever since, the selection turns into fairly straightforward.
Be part of me in sending the Pinto to the junkyard.
Ken Sidlow, Nokomis