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Your Views Wednesday, Jan. 1

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Kellogg Arena, in Battle Creek, Mich. The pastor of a Miami megachurch that's hosting Trump at a rally this week is guaranteeing that parishioners who entered the U.S. illegally won't risk deportation by attending. On Sunday, Dec. 29 King Jesus International Ministry Pastor Guillermo Maldonado told the audience of hundreds of mostly Spanish-speaking parishioners that he would never do anything to endanger them.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Kellogg Arena, in Battle Creek, Mich. The pastor of a Miami megachurch that's hosting Trump at a rally this week is guaranteeing that parishioners who entered the U.S. illegally won't risk deportation by attending. On Sunday, Dec. 29 King Jesus International Ministry Pastor Guillermo Maldonado told the audience of hundreds of mostly Spanish-speaking parishioners that he would never do anything to endanger them. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

No high crimes or misdemeanors

“Horn's courage a fine example" (Point of View, Dec. 22) is a fine example of biased liberal talking points. I can answer the questions posed by the writer. Did President Trump do what the phone call transcripts show? Yes. Were his actions done for personal gain and to influence his re-election? No. End of story. There are no high crimes or misdemeanors. The writer then states the following (which the Democrats will repeat when Trump wins re-election and Rep. Kendra Horn is defeated): "The central tool of maintaining democracy has been replaced by a system that tolerates election interference." In other words, when Republicans win elections, you can't trust the system. But when Democrats win, our election process is the central tool of maintaining democracy.

It is obvious that the writer is as biased against Trump as were the House Democrats who controlled the impeachment hearings, the FBI bureaucrats involved in the Russia collusion investigation, and the House Democrats (including Horn) who voted for the two articles of impeachment. Trump keeps winning with the voters and this drives the left crazy. Their hatred for Trump continues to grow. When Trump wins re-election, the left will continue the effort to remove him and they will also continue to lose the support of the American people.

Lee Greiner, Oklahoma City

Hold leaders in D.C. to the same standards

We all strive to be good, kind people who help our fellow man. Isn’t that what America is all about? Isn’t that what being human is all about? If we all strive to be good and good to each other, we’d tip the scale of morality completely over. The key is, if we think ahead of what we are about to do or say, if we ask ourselves, “Does this bring us together in a kind, loving way, or does it drive us apart?” won’t we actually be good, kind and caring? Isn’t this the world you’d like to live in?

As adults, we live to a higher standard of conduct. We tell our kids that making fun of someone with a disability is wrong, that calling people names is bullying, that hurting our wildlife and our environment is inappropriate behavior, that lying to cover your backside is grounds for punishment, that disrespecting anyone is inappropriate, that bragging is disingenuous. So why don’t we hold our leaders in Washington to the same standards?

Eva Mahoney, Edmond

Sanders is worthy of voters' support

Bernie Sanders will bring real change. He will make a real difference in the lives of working people, who have been left behind for the past four decades. Bernie will raise the minimum wage to a living wage. He will make the viability of our planet a major priority by waging war on climate change. As Bernie often says, it’s not me, it’s us. Help America bravely face the future and reclaim our values. Bernie resists the corrupt campaign finance system by financing his campaign with small grassroots contributions. A man who has dedicated his life to fighting for us is worthy of our support.

Tom Guild, Edmond

Fill in your own punch line

Reading Nancy Davis' letter (Your Views, Dec. 28) about Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford holding Sen. Mitch McConnell's feet to the fire made me laugh. Not just for the unliklehood of that happening but the way she's playing the straight man as Bud Abbott or Dean Martin did for years.

"If coercing (her term) the new president ... is not an impeachable offense, then I don't know what is. If withholding military aid (her interpretation) blah, blah ... is not an impeachable offense, then I don't know what is. And if ordering subordinates to ignore legitimate (again her term) blah, blah, blah is not an impeachable offense, then I for sure don't know what is."

Pregnant pause. You can fill in Lou or Jerry's punch line from there!

Bill Logan, Norman

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