Letters to the editor

Editor, the Advocate:

To all the folks out there that have said or thought, “I can’t believe you would vote for Trump.” Please hear me.

I am not just voting for Trump, the man. I recognize his faults. I’m voting for the Second Amendment. I’m voting for the electoral college and the Republic we live in. I’m voting for our police, and law and order in our cities. I’m voting for the military, and all the veterans who have fought for and died for this great country. I’m voting for the next supreme court justice. I’m voting for our flag, Old Glory, which is always missing from the Democratic background. I’m voting for the right to speak my opinion without being censored or fearing punishment. I’m voting for the right to worship and praise my God without fear. I’m voting for secure borders and against terrorists, murderers and drug dealers. I’m voting for every unborn soul the Democrats will murder by abortion. I’m voting for freedom and the American dream. I’m voting for good, and against evil. I am not voting for, or against, just one person or political party; I’m voting for the future of my great country and our American way of life.

What are you voting for? Think about it.

Barb Henry, Victoria

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Steve Fiedler

Blocks, businesses and buildings burning in many cities. blm thugs not just disrupting but bullying and provoking folks minding their own business at a dinner out, and that is not just one isolated instance, and you folks are harping about plagiarism in a letter to an editor? Come on, man! Betcha 100usd you wouldnt have mentioned if it were a lefty letter. Just sayin'..........

Mike Gomez

Yes,Rick that was Biden’s quote from 1974 and I bet he still feels that way but he knows if he becomes president, he’ll have to defend the law of the land..Roe v Wade.Biden has evolved as he did for marriage equality.

Rick Dockery

Marriage should have never been an issue. The government shouldn’t be in the marriage business. Marry who you want, it doesn’t effect our life, Liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. Let individual beliefs determine marriage. Protecting the right of unborn Americans to be born, that’s a little trickier. I believe in his heart he knows it’s wrong. He might not be as pro choice as advertised. I hope so.

Steve Fiedler

Biden devolved

Mike Gomez

Glenn…I quit having arguments with religious zealots a long time ago because it’s not my issue. I keep my politics secular as legislators should because the constitution protects all……. You evade the question of abolishing Roe v Wade by blaming the Democrats for its existence…. You conveniently omit the 97% of affordable women’s health care services PP provides because you are fixated on abortion because the Hyde Amendment is not enough…. You use buzz words like “convivence” to hype your point…..I’m a bias Democrat but I don’t use a lot of whataboutisms to make a point…Being a Democrat in this city, county and state humbles you that way. Here is why I called out your political cheap shot…..According to an Aug 2019 Pew Research poll more agree with Democrats than Republicans on abortion policy by 61%-38% for keeping it legal….Politically, you don’t want to alienate 61% of the country so let’s use the buzz words and whataboutisms against the Democrats. There are five conservative judges on the Supreme Court but you can’t alienate them either if one of them sides with the left on the issue. Every time a Roman Catholic who happens to a Democrat runs for president, the hierarchy in Boston or New York, will threaten to deny them communion just because they take an oath to uphold the constitution…. You avoided my statement as I thought you would. I remember when Chris Matthews hung then candidate Trump by asking him the same question, I asked you “if it’s murder, should we punish the doctor and the mother. Trump not one for thinking on his feet, said yes, we should.” By the next day the GOP had a hissy fit saying Matthews tricked Trump. Why? If it is murder, we have laws against that. Where is the power of your conviction? Get like-minded legislators and draft laws to imprison mothers and doctors. You don’t have the votes so you get creative and start passing laws to close Planned Parenthood offices in republican controlled southern states. Yes, democratic legislators will oppose any law that will eventually repeal Roe v Wade……. This is typical with zealots the topic was Covid-19 response and the abortion issue broke out…Apples to oranges but they don’t care.

Glenn Wilson

Mike -- "Glenn…I quit having arguments with religious zealots a long time ago" -- Me too, as I'm not religious at all....... "You evade the question of abolishing Roe v Wade by blaming the Democrats for its existence" -- The question of abolition wasn't raised, and I didn't address R v. W in any way. ...... "You conveniently omit the 97% of affordable women’s health care services PP provides because you are fixated on abortion. -- That's correct. I wasn't writing an essay on PP....... "You use buzz words like “convenience” to hype your point" -- No, I used "convenience" to indicate what kind of abortions I was referring to. I don't have a problem with the medically necessary kind....... "Politically, you don’t want to alienate 61% of the country so let’s use the buzz words and whataboutisms against the Democrats. -- I didn't even know or care about the 61% or any other %, nor do I care about offending them. My objective was to point out to Willie that death by murder is worse than inadvertent death....... "You avoided my statement as I thought you would." -- What statement was that?...... " If it is murder, we have laws against that. Where is the power of your conviction? Get like-minded legislators and draft laws to imprison mothers and doctors. -- The laws, as you point out, already exist, but, as you also point out, there's a 61% -38% consensus that abortion of convenience doesn't qualify to be handled as murder. Apparently I'm one of the latter group....... "You don’t have the votes so you get creative and start passing laws to close Planned Parenthood offices in republican controlled southern states. -- Actually, I'm not a legislator so I'm not passing laws anywhere....... "the topic was Covid-19 response and the abortion issue broke out" -- I plead guilty Your Honor. That happens commonly in open forums.

Willie Ellis

Glen - The people who have lost and will lose their lives to Covid-19 had no idea that Trump would knowingly and deliberately downplay the virus, insult the medical experts, spread false cures, blame others and not take responsibility; and he did it all on national television - every day we witnessed a con artist gamble with American lives.

Trump told us “when it gets hot the virus will go away”. It’s hot in Texas and our children can’t go to school.

Glenn Wilson

I don't disagree with that, Willie. My point was that as unfortunate as those deaths are they were inadvertent, not deliberate murder as is the case with abortions of convenience.

Quincy Thompson

Mr. Ellis, I am amazed that we were watching the same Covid-19 updates and got such different impressions. Trump shutdown travel from China and was called a racist by Biden and Nancy running around China town in San Francisco. That move possibly saved 100k lives by itself. When he shut down Europe travel it was the same response. Again it probably saved a lot of lives. He promoted a drug for off use and the left, afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, went crazy! There are a number of Dr. in the US who used it with great documented success. China stopped shipments of PPE to the US and he got US companies to start up production. He used the Defense Protection Act to get Ford and GM to make ventilators which we are now supplying to the world. The work on meds and vaccine is going "warp speed" and yet no credit is given at any point. You said he insulted the Doctors yet I saw him with them every day and he shut the country down on their recommendation. He held China responsible for the virus and was once again called racist for it. He said the high summer temps would hurt it and it has but we went inside for air conditioning. Studies have shown that our kids can go to school and be safe. In NY he provided a ship and a hospital which were barely used while Gov Como sent sick people back to nursing homes and killed at least 6k people by that decision alone. Some reports are saying that the real number could be doubled. Yet Como is touted and Trump is blasted. Interesting political environment.

Rick Dockery

Stop posting facts.

Willie Ellis

Based on your beliefs you are voting for Joe Biden!

As a pro life Christian you must vote in behalf of the near 200,000 lives that are lost due to Trump’s failed response to the Covid – 19 virus.

Glenn Wilson

Willie, your comment must have been intended as satire. Even if totally true, none of those 200,000 lives were knowingly and deliberately taken, unlike the nearly 1,000,000 infants murdered every year in the U.S. through abortions of convenience. It's Biden's party, not Trump's, that supports, promotes and enables those deaths.

Mike Gomez

I think without putting a number on it I can make a case that a lack of a creditable plan to stop the spread of Covid-19 led to many unnecessary deaths...Democrats do want to see Roe v Wade remain the law of the land ,your exaggerations notwithstanding. It’s a Supreme Court decision not a political party one...My party supports a woman’s right to choose ..Correct, the personal decision should be between the mother and doctor not the government....Enables the deaths? That’s murder ,demand the arrest of the doctor and mother but don’t use the issue as a political cheap shot...Reason # 2113 why I keep my politics secular...smh

Glenn Wilson

Mike -- "Enables the deaths? That’s murder" -- One of our few moments of agreement. Supporting groups such as Planned Parenthood, more favored by the left than the right, enables abortions of convenience deaths. As for the "political cheap shot", it was only that to those of your persuasion. If I'd said it about Trump it would have been "right-on!" with you. No?

Rick Dockery

“I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far. I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body.”-Joe Biden

I’d vote for that guy. Too bad

Glen or Janice Ullman

The Democrats do not promote abortions...no one does. A women’s body is hers and she has the right to make all decisions regarding her body......just like a man. According to the CDC website your number of 1,000,000 is highly exaggerated. See the CDC info below. Also, through sexual education and the availability of low cost birth control abortions are declining.

Per the CDC Website.....”In 2016, 623,471 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 48 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2016 was 11.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 186 abortions per 1,000 live births.

Compared with 2015, the total number and rate of reported abortions fell by 2%, and the abortion ratio decreased by 1%. Additionally, from 2007 to 2016, the number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions decreased 24%, 26%, and 18%, respectively. In 2016, all three measures reached their lowest level for the entire period of analysis (2007-2016).“. Janice Ullman

Glenn Wilson

Janice - The huge flaw with "A women’s body is hers and she has the right to make all decisions regarding her body" is that if her pregnancy is terminated it isn't her body that dies. If the abortion is for convenience, as the majority of them are, rather than to actually save the woman's health or life, then IMO the child's death is murder. It's good too see that the abortion rate is dropping.

Quincy Thompson

Janice, If you will go to the DNC platform section "Securing Reproduction Health, Rights and Justice" you will find that they want to repeal the Title X domestic gag rule, reinstate federal funding for Planned Parenthood and repeal the Hyde amendment. That is promoting abortion! There has been a decrease in the number of abortions and I believe that it has been the result of the use of Sonograms where the young ladies actually get to see their babies. This destroys the idea that it is just a blob and not a child as they watch it's heart beat or it move in response. They realize that it is a real baby and they can't kill it. Isn't science fantastic! May the numbers continue to decline as we develop a new pro life generation.

Glen or Janice Ullman

Advocate’s website did not give an option to reply to your statement of “abortion for convenience” soI am replying here. Women Do Not have abortions for convenience. That statement just indicates how misinform you are regarding abortions. You can not commit murder is there was no life. Janice

Glenn Wilson

Janice -- "Women Do Not have abortions for convenience." -- Abortions of convenience is my term for abortions for reasons other than to protect or save the life and/or health of the woman, such as the inconvenience of giving birth to an unwanted child. What kinds am I missing?

Glenn Wilson

Janice -- "You can not commit murder is there was no life." -- News Flash! Children are not just dead bodies lying in the uterus until they're born and suddenly come to life. Even at the earliest stages they're alive and have human DNA in their cells even if they haven't developed very far.

Quincy Thompson

Janice, you missed Biology 101.

1. Female ovulates an ovum (egg) into the uterus.

2. Male deposits sperm (X,Y) which travels through cervix to uterus.

3. Sperm penetrates wall of ovum and fertilizes it adding 1/2 of its genetic makeup to it at that point. This point is called conception and life starts at that point! The ovum then attaches to the uterus wall to receive the nutrients that are required for it to grow. It at this point has all the genetic makeup necessary to grow and develop into a male (XY) or female (XX) child as it is ALIVE and growing.

4. If at any point, before birth, the female (Mother) decides to have this developing child (fetus) removed from her womb and discarded (killed), that is an abortion and ends the life of the child that was conceived and growing.

5. If the ovum was NOT alive it would not have attached to the uterus and would have been passed out in the next menstrual cycle and the female would not be pregnant and would thus not need an abortion.

6. Thus you can see that Abortion Kills Children!

7. I read that less than 3% of all abortions in the US are done because of rape, incest or health of the mother. This leaves the rest of them done for the "convenience" of the mother. Sometimes over the objections of the father.

Rick Dockery

Yeah they do. If you murder a pregnant woman it’s a double homicide. No life? Have no idea how to respond to that.

Rick Dockery

Exactly

Glen or Janice Ullman

The Letter to the Editor by Barb Henry titled “Resident shares what she is voting for in November election” is not her own original words. She has plagiarize the writing word for word from Chris Oppenheimer on Facebook #changemymind#trump2020. This might be her opinion but if the article is not her own words she is required to give credit where credit is due.

Janice Ullman

Steve Fiedler

Im not sure whether to thank barb or chris but excellent message either way. If this were a college dissertation i spoze i'd look for quotes or footnotes. Aren't we fortunate to have a not really impartial grader of our papers.

Glen or Janice Ullman

Plagiarism is not a criminal offense unless it infringes on a copyright. Plagiarism is an ethical offense. Ethics is sorely lacking in our current government administration and nation. Janice Ullman

Quincy Thompson

Since plagiarism is an ethical offense, your words, then you must admit that Joe Biden is unfit for office, due to his lack of ethics as shown by the numerous occasions that he has taken that road. Or, as with Nancy, is this one of those situations where the rules are for thee not for me?

Quincy Thompson

Spot on Steve!

Mike Gomez

I for one thank Glen for alerting the readers of plagiarizers. I think plagiarism is stealing.

I have been posting or blogging in the Victoria for about 20-years. The powers that be at the local papers let it be known in no certainly way that they would not tolerate plagiarism. I remember several ago when the public blogs were first published on line a blogger tried to put a complete chapter of a book and promising to repeat installments. We received a notice that we would be allowed a paragraph or so, but we had to give credit to our source with the supporting link. It’s wasn’t a left or right thing; it was common decency. I can’t tell you who the poster was because he was using an anonymity to boot.

I’m willing to say that in 1988 Joe Biden was wrong for plagiarizing without reaching for the wahaboutism excuse. As I recall he apologized and paid the price of public humiliation. He lost that primary race for president.

Just this year GOP candidate Burgess Owens was caught plagiarizing but that’s up to the voters. I know Melania Trump nor Rand Paul didn’t go to ethical jail for their offenses.

I don’t know what Nancy Pelosi visiting a San Francisco hairdresser has to do with this but just the same, she was wrong and half gave a halfhearted apology for breaking a San Francisco Coved policy. As I posted on my timeline, she loses credibility as speaker on warning people about following Covid-19 protocol. Republicans can’t lecture for obvious reasons because didn’t Ted Cruz get a hair cut at a salon where the republican hairdresser was in violation of a city ordinance. I think the situation was reversed because Nancy was secretly taped and Ted invited the press.

Btw, a bit of advice for the GOP, don’t run on an ethics platform. Remember what happened when you tried to run a family value one.

For some reason the local paper remains silent on plagiarism so I wouldn’t be surprised if it continues.

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