Serious questions for the Biden administration and more letters to the editor

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Serious questions for the Biden administration

Why are we still doing nothing on our southern border? Why are we sending illegal aliens all over the US without notifying state and local authorities? Why did President Biden put $150 million into his new budget to hire attorneys for these non-citizens? When will Congress and the President make immigration laws work and make sense?

Why don’t we give the Ukrainians what they need to make the Russians go away? Why do we “go slow” and get them what we promised them?

Why are we extracting oil from our strategic oil reserves for the second time in less than a year? What is the financial requirement to make all federal vehicles, including military vehicles, electric in the next 10 years? If you are in a war how will you charge all your military vehicles? When are we going to get federal agencies (FBI, CIA, IRS, etc.) to obey the law and not break it?

Douglas K Davis

Ooltewah

Another alternative for homeless shelters?

I am wondering if it is possible to use the empty dorm buildings of the former Tennessee Temple University to house the homeless?

Since the college closed, the buildings have stood empty and unused. They are heated, have bath, shower and laundry facilities, are off the beaten track and are secure.

It’s much better and more respectful to people than the open parking lot that the city is setting up.

Katheryn A Thompson

Are the Democrats to blame for Ukrainian blood?

In January 1994, Democratic President Bill Clinton announced a deal with Ukraine and Russia to dismantle Ukraine’s entire nuclear arsenal, claiming the deal was “a hopeful historic breakthrough that will enhance the security of all three participants.”

(How is it going for Ukraine now?)

At that time, Ukraine had 176 ICBMs armed with about 1,240 nuclear warheads. It also had 592 nuclear warheads on board bombers.

As part of the deal, Bill Clinton promised that the United States, Russia and Britain would provide security guarantees to Ukraine.

Would Ukraine have been attacked if Clinton hadn’t talked her out of her nuclear weapons? Probably not!

I see the blood of thousands of Ukrainians on the hands of Bill Clinton and those who supported him.

Scripture says, “If you command someone to make haste of God, you will share in his evil deeds.”

Putin sees a passive Democrat sitting in the Oval Office as an opportunity for conquest. As he did when Obama was in power and Putin invaded the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Michael Siemer

Support the home care election bill in Congress

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the limitations and risks of skilled care facilities. There’s a better way to care for critically ill Medicare beneficiaries after they’re discharged from the hospital.

Fortunately, bipartisan lawmakers in Congress introduced legislation that would expand home care opportunities for seniors in our community. That legislation, the Choose Home Care Act, would introduce an additional patient-centered home care option called Choose Home to address the comprehensive care needs of seniors.

Choose Home would provide extended care services in the comfort and convenience of a patient’s home after a hospital stay, rather than requiring them to remain in a qualified care facility. It would also provide support, training and education for family carers.

I hope that our state’s legislature will vote in Congress to support this important bipartisan legislation.

Cindy Brady

Palmer, Tennessee.

Smith’s “Superiority” is now comedy gold

Given the steady stream of wars, government-sponsored inflation, political repression of free speech, abort culture, Biden’s mental fog, Kamala Harris’ cackle, and Trump’s megalomania, I could use some comical relief.

I’m asking the Times Free Press to reprint old columns written by former State Representative Robin Smith on honesty, ethics and family values.

There is nothing quite like an indicted politician’s earlier pronouncements about his high moral superiority when he’s finally caught milking the Tennessee taxpayer’s teats like he owns the cow. Your hypocrisy will be duly noted; These ancient pillars are comedy gold.

Thanks for the laughs, Robin.

Stefan Gruenfeld

Cleveland, Tenn.

Parker’s opinions ‘mad, uninformed’

About Clarence and Ginni Thomas being true American patriots: give me a break. i’m so mad at [Free Press syndicated columnist] Star Parker, I could scream.

Oh I did when I read your comment last Sunday. If she’s deemed qualified to write her crazy, uninformed opinions, I’ll apply for a job at TFP.

Sue Carol Elvin

The DRUGS ACT would do more harm than good

Americans struggle to afford the highest drug prices in the world. Now, at the behest of Big Pharma’s front groups, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Marco Rubio have introduced the DRUGS Act, a law that would rob millions of Americans like me of essential daily medications.

I depend on Canadian online pharmacies to afford my medication, which costs two or three times as much in US pharmacies. If the DRUGS Act is passed, the medications and savings I receive through Canadian online pharmacies will no longer be accessible to me and millions of other Americans.

Big Pharma’s special interests, which support the DRUGS Act, claim that the bill would address the illegal online sale of opioids; However, the bill doesn’t even mention the words opioids or fentanyl. Instead, the bill targets “non-domestic” pharmacies – international pharmacies that millions of Americans depend on for safe and affordable medicines. Safe, licensed international pharmacies require valid prescriptions and do not sell controlled substances.

Americans like me desperately need access to affordable prescription drugs now more than ever. Call on our representatives and senators to say no to the DROGS Act.

Julie Tone

Hixson

Wipe the whitewash from our history

If you want to know accurate American history, you should read the book “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James Loewer.

This history professor describes how whitewashed high school history books are.

For example, what year were the first African slaves brought to this continent? It was 1526.

The almost exclusively white male authors of these books paint a fairytale tale of history. They glorify evildoers like Christopher Columbus.

Now Republicans want to apply more whitewash.

I’m sorry that accurate history is ugly, but honestly it’s not as painful to embrace the truth as you portray it to be.

I can’t see where there’s any benefit in hiding from the truth.

Jack Montgomery

Murphy, NC

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