The January 6 committee hearings set a tone of factual and reasonable inquiry
January 6 hearings benefit the public
I remember watching some of the hearings in Benghazi and others over the years, where representatives used their time to make political statements and verbally attack witnesses. Fast forward to the January 6 committee hearings which offer an introduction to good and purposeful behavior. There are no self-promoting statements, but rather questions and explanations in an even tone, showing respect and politeness to the witnesses and aiming to find out the truth. Representatives Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney did an outstanding job guiding the proceedings. Thank goodness there was no pit-bullish behavior distracting from the objective of detailing exactly what happened before and that fateful day. Regardless of our political affiliations, it is important to uncover the facts and put safeguards in place to save the country from repetition.
Char Lane, Delray Beach
White male column on tip
Americans are so frustrated with the economy, gas prices, education, health care, child care, and now the erosion of a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. All presented by “white old men”. Karen Coody Cooper illustrated it so well. We are in a very bad state. Our only hope is that women vote this year and make the change we need to get us on the right track. Ladies, a lot of damage has been done. So stay mad and save your anger until November to discharge those people who don’t deserve to be in our local government, our school boards, our state chambers, and our Congress. They only think about staying in power and getting rich.
Linda Kramer, Palm Beach Gardens
White Men’s Diatribe Column Offensive
I considered responding to Karen Coody Cooper’s ridiculous “guest editorial” statements, but my 78 years on this Earth have taught me that arguing with some people is an exercise in futility. Instead, I will direct my comments to the Palm Beach Post, and in particular to its Editorial Board. You owe all of your readers, not just white people, an apology. Not for imprinting such racist bile, but for insulting our intelligence.
Peter D. Kieffer, Boynton Beach
How far will Judge Thomas go?
Judge Thomas voted to overturn Roe v. Wade because it’s not explicitly in the Constitution and he wants to revisit other cases, such as same-sex marriage and the right to contraceptives, for the same reason. I would like to remind Judge Thomas that he and his current wife have been alive longer than interracial marriage is legal in the United States. Interracial marriage was legalized in 1967 by the United States Supreme Court, citing the right to privacy in the 14th Amendment, as Roe v. Wade. Since interracial marriage is not in the Constitution, is it an unenumerated right or not? Decisions made by the court are called opinions and we all know what they say about opinions.
Jesse Stiggins, Palm Beach Gardens