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Communism-Democracy-Socialism

To the editor:If you are my age (80), or a history buff, you remember the "Red Scare" which started in World War II and finally lost its flavor when we withdrew from Vietnam. That Red menace never got to Hawaii, then onto Australia and finally California. What we should never forget are those ...

Please don’t forget to vote

To the editor:I currently serve as a your elected Lee County Republican State Committeeman.In 2016, I strongly supported President Trump in the primary, walking door to door in Lee County, and proudly voted for him in the 2016 election. I fought for tougher immigration controls and for Florida ...

A Necessary Step: FWC to close Apalachicola Bay

To the editor:Apalachicola Bay in the Panhandle was once a thriving oyster producer, providing 90 percent of the wild oysters produced in Florida. Sadly, this Bay has drastically declined in productivity in the last ten years. Water withdrawals by Georgia from tributaries of the Apalachicola ...

Guest Commentary: School district rolling out plan for reopening

I have been so grateful for the outpouring of communication from all stakeholders since the School District of Lee County announced its plan for reopening schools.Families have four options:- Full time, face-to-face instruction- Lee Home Connect - live, synchronous virtual instruction- Lee ...

Guest Commentary: Voting by mail is a safe, secure method of voting

As the Lee County Supervisor of Elections, I want to reassure voters that voting by mail is a safe and secure method of voting. Florida has strict laws that provide checks and balances we must adhere to when processing Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballots.Voting by mail or absentee voting as it was ...

School reopenings the proper course

To the editor:Why is there sharp division over opening schools this fall? Is it the teachers' unions, the media and government using fear-mongering tactics to maintain control? This is a scary virus. But we must use science and logic to guide us, not fear. There is no such thing as a risk-free ...

Wear a mask. Because you don’t know.

To the editor:No one can know at a given moment in time whether or not he/she has C-19 and is actively spreading it -- One MAY have tested negative yesterday, but that is irrelevant to today!!!Therefore, anyone without a face mask who approaches another person within 6 feet is guilty of ...

An overt affront

To the editor:The flag of the United States of America is a symbol of unity that ideally binds all citizens. Historically, and recently, the flag has had its detractors and yet it is the only flag that is the generally accepted single symbol of a unified United States of America.A recent event ...

Don’t let Trump brainwash you

To the editor:The good people of Southwest Florida are realizing that even though Trump is almost through with his first four years of his presidency, he hasn't come close to keeping his campaign promises even though his Republican Party controls the Senate. He said that the fulfillment of his ...

Voters should decide whether to change Lee County’s name

To the editor:Our Lee County braintrust is and has been considering changing the name of Lee County to whatever.This was started by a group of, IMHO, malcontents known as change.org, and they submitted a petition of 4,000 signatures -- 4,000 (as of June 19, 2020) out of a population of 740,000 ...