A recent Friends Committee on National Legislation news release (July 9) had it right: “…Generations of racist laws — from slavery, to Jim Crow, to mass incarceration — constructed a system of oppression and control over black people. That system is part of how police killing of black men in routine traffic stops is part of our reality.”
It seems people are constantly complaining about their so-called representatives either directly at meetings with these politicians or by letters to the editor. The voters say they are tired of these politicians who bend over backwards to give the developers and other special interests what they want at the expense of the people they are supposed to represent just to get those big campaign contributions.
Elitist progressives attack anyone who questions their radical doctrine. The Democratic Party is dead; this is now the party of elitist socialists who play on the emotions of the naïve, the uninformed and those educated beyond their intelligence, and there are many. It is a technique of divide and conquer which has worked too well of late. An in-depth discussion is impossible with those mentioned because they are driven by emotions, not facts.
I have been reading many political social media websites lately. Facebook seems to be the best gauge of how people feel politically, as well as a good signal how candidates will act if elected to office.
I was amused recently when the little old lady on the Supreme Court (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) called Donald Trump fake. Look who’s talking! Former Judge Antonin Scalia, one time in an interview, stated Ginsburg would see-saw before making a decision. She needs to retire.
I have followed, with interest, the proposal for a new parking garage which may be constructed on site of the current City Hall parking lot. I am a downtown business and property owner, and I follow the growth of downtown Bradenton passionately.
Since the day after Obama was elected, the Republicans have been out to discredit the president. They do this mostly by making up lies about him and the sad part is that a lot of people actually believe this stuff.
Thank you for your story about the proposed Peninsula Bay development on Cortez Road West. It is a shame that more people did not speak against the development, since 1,950 new homes and 16,000 more daily trips will be added to Cortez Road West between 119th and 102nd streets west with the approval of this development by the Manatee County Planning Commission on July 14.
People write letters to the editor and other columns in our oldest Manatee County paper in which we voice our opinion, feelings, and concerns about different topics. But do we ever think about the ones who actually respond to our letters?
Charges were filed in connection with a $1 billion Medicare care fraud scheme, announced the U.S. Attorney’s Office during a press conference in Miami, Florida on July 22. Federal prosecutors said it was the biggest Medicare fraud scheme in the nation’s history, costing the U.S. government program for the elderly and disabled hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent payments.
Logan RileyMiami Herald
Feds break up largest Medicare scam in U.S. history
Gov. Rick Scott stops by SRQ for Zika preparedness discussion