John Podhoretz concludes with a quote from “Huck Finn”: “We had been there before” (“Biden’s Decay”, PostOpinion, July 30).
Despite former President Donald Trump’s brash style, the United States lived not so long ago where employment, even for minorities, was high, inflation was low, and border agents kept cartels away. drugs and human traffickers. World leaders respected the United States.
President Biden was never admired for his decision-making abilities or his intellect, even when he was younger. No other president would have handed over billions of valuable military equipment to the Taliban and called it a victory.
Our enemies know they are dealing with a weak president, physically and mentally. Their military adventures in other nations are likely to increase.
Competence and defense of our country and its law-abiding citizens should be the primary criteria when selecting a president.
failure of faith
It’s tragic that we don’t trust our great institutions, but they have only themselves to blame (“Trust Deficit”, PostOpinion, July 29).
As Glenn Harlan Reynolds has written, government and other institutions such as the media are not to be trusted. They are shameless and lie to Americans. Getting it wrong, not admitting it, and promising to do better turns people against them for obvious reasons.
Americans are neither stupid nor gullible. Our leaders should heed the polls and realize that they have been exposed as despicable elites who will do anything to hold onto power and change course – because the path they are on will end disastrously.
How messed up is the Democratic-led single party in New York (“Spam blocker,” July 31)?
Repeat criminals are released without bail and allowed to roam free, while shops lock up spam boxes! And Mayor Adams thought we were laughing stock before? Jokes are written.
DC’s wake up call
It’s taken a while, but now District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is finally feeling the impact of President Biden’s open border policy (“DC pleads for help for migrants,” July 29) .
She even reached out to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin for help and blamed the governors of Arizona and Texas for the massive influx of migrants onto the streets of DC.
Kudos to Texas Governor Gregg Abbott for pledging to continue his state’s migrant transport program to protest Biden’s immigration policies, saying, “Washington finally understands what Texans face every day. .”
Bowser is concerned about the approximately 4,000 migrants who have descended from chartered buses in her town since April. Citizens who are actually on the southwestern border with Mexico see these numbers every day. DC is a sanctuary city, and it’s just beginning to taste its own medicine. Bowser learns a good lesson: we’re all border states now.
fear of shark
Despite scientists’ insistence that sharks are of no interest to humans as food, people are emptying beaches and hitting pools instead (“Infested Waters,” Aug. 2).
Good for them. The ocean is wild. If New York had beautiful jungles with sightings of Bengal tigers, people would stay home and also climb trees in their own backyards.
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