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Enough about walls, what about solving real-world problems?

To The Daily Sun,

The time for protesting has passed. Action on key issues is at hand. Will we let "the wall" come between us and orderly governance? Republicans are a bit full of themselves because they have achieved a majority. And yet, some of them remember government shut-downs in the not too distant past. One has to ask, how much do we need the Trump
wall? I say, about as much as the world needed the one in Berlin all those many years ago. Robert Frost, I recall, had something to say about walls.

Enough about walls! What about real-world problems? Can we depend on Donnie and Rex to guide us through the wild times ahead? Rumor has it that they will invite Democrats to the White House to offer advice. What a photo-op for The Donald! Now if he could get Kim to talk to him at his favorite Florida get away some weekend, wouldn't that be great?
Maybe he could invite Marie Le Pen over and they could go on a power trip together.

One has to wonder, is all this posturing against Kim another distraction to make us forget for a while the on-going investigations of the run-up to his election? Does he have some not so clean little secrets in reference to Putin and his hackers? Hopefully, he didn't make a deal with the devil to get Hilary painted as a really bad presidential choice.

Maybe it's time for Donald to get real. If he doesn't know how, he could always call in Bernie. At least Bernie could teach him how to get along with women. Obviously they could never agree on tax cuts and the relative merits of Wall Street. But Donald might actually begin to understand he has about 60 percent of the U.S. population either scared or
madder than hell. From what I've seen so far, he can kiss a second term goodbye. He might even have trouble getting through this one. He is going to have to make some really spectacular deals and soon!

William Dawson

Northfield

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The Bible is no different than the Koran, there's lots of barbarism

To The Daily Sun,

Steve Earle says he doesn't care about Christianity's 1400 year history of horrific past violence but is obsessed with Islam's. Huh? He claims Islam promotes no freedom of religion, speech, thought, equality, or democracy. Neither does Judeo-Christian scripture. He now invites Mr. Stowe "to read the Koran for yourself and then decide if Islam is a religion of peace or not?" The Bible is no different. A little good stuff and lot's of barbarism.

Steve's God demands, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" upon penalty of death and Matthew 16:16 demands you to believe in Jesus or "be damned." Revelations 21:8 says, "Unbelievers, sorcerers, and idolaters will join the rest of the sinners "in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." Thessalonians 1:8 threatens, "In flaming fire" God will take vengeance on those "that obey not the gospel" who will "be punished with everlasting destruction." Steve's God rages in Exodus 31:14-15, keep the Sabbath or "be put to death". Witches and wizards are to be killed (Exodus 22, Leviticus 20). If one of your relatives embrace another god, "you shall certainly kill him" (Deuteronomy 13). In 2 Kings 22, God tells Josiah to tear down "all the pagan places of worship" and kill "all the pagan priests on the altars where they served". His God also declares blasphemy is punishable by death in Leviticus 24:16 and in Matthew 12 it is unforgivable. Steve's God!

Leviticus 12:2 states, "If a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, she will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her menstrual period. But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean for two weeks, as in her menstruation; and she shall remain in the blood of her purification for sixty-six days." Male slaves are freed after six years but "if a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not go out as male slaves go out." Women and baby girls are dirty! Colossians 3:18 orders, "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands." Ephesians 5:22-24 demands submission because "the husband is the head of the wife." Corinthians 14:35 claims it's "a shame for women to speak in the church." 1 Corinthians 11:9; Women were "created for men!" 1 Timothy 2:11-14; Women are to "learn in silence with subjection" and they are not to teach or "usurp a man's authority!" Conservative Islam! In 1 Corinthians 11:3-10 and 1 Timothy 2:9, "women must cover their heads and dress with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing." No Bikinis, short shorts, mini-skirts, hot dresses, high-end attire, or bold jewelry for those dirty girls! And cover your hair, girl!

Steve Earle's God tells Moses in Leviticus 18, "men lying with men" is an "abomination" and Leviticus 20:13 declares homosexuals "shall surely be put to death." Romans 1 declares gays and lesbians have vile affections and are worthy of death. In 1 Corinthians 6:9, men who practice homosexuality "will not inherit the kingdom of God." Abominations? Vile affections? The Old Testament's answer is to murder them. The New Testament's answer is to burn them in fire and brimstone. God is love but if you don't believe he will torture you forever.

James Veverka
Tilton

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