Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Violence in Virginia

What happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, is nothing short of domestic terrorism carried out by many hate groups. Our president had a difficult time in accepting the fact that this kind of crime was carried out by misguided hate mongers who happen to be white and Christian. Wonder how many tweets the president would have written if this act was carried out by a member of a minority?

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Let solar power save you some money

Florida is ranked third in the country for rooftop solar potential, yet we haven’t even broken the top 10 for solar capacity installed. Only 122 residential permits were issued for solar installations in unincorporated Miami-Dade County since 2014, where more than 1.3 million people reside. We can debate the many reasons for Florida’s lack of rooftop solar. But one reason that’s not debatable: A 9 kW system can run up to $27,000.

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Airbnb works with cities to protect homeowners

Re the Aug. 3 opinion piece, “Can’t find affordable housing in Miami? Maybe Airbnb and HomeAway are to blame:” Few issues generate more local conversation — or ink in the Herald! — than that of short-term rentals. Platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway have become popular forms of supplemental income for more than 10,000 Miami-Dade residents.

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Congress must approve bill that ends stipends for terrorists

Killing Jews and Israelis apparently is good business. It’s the most lucrative job in the West Bank. According to Israel-American journalist Liel Liebovitz and Tablet Magazine the terrorist who stabbed to death three Israelis in cold blood will receive $3120 from the Palestinian government. Considering that the average wage is $292 to $397 a month, it beats working.

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Liberty Square must hire locals

More than 300 small businesses — general contractors and sub-contractors — showed up to listen to a pre-bid conference to prepare them to participate in the $23 million opportunity for the first phase of the $300 million developmen called Liberty Square Rising.

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Sen. Nelson should lead anti-terrorism fight

It’s time to coalesce around legislation that penalizes a government for doling out cash rewards to terrorists — particularly when Americans are counted among the victims. A Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs review of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) 2017 budget found nearly 50 percent of foreign aid will fund payouts to Palestinian prisoners, former prisoners and families of “martyrs” – those “killed or wounded in the struggle against Zionism.” Attacking Israel pays: $190,869,166 is allocated this year, up from $174,630,296 last year. U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force was simply enjoying the waterfront in Tel Aviv in March 2016 when a Palestinian went on a stabbing spree. Force, 28, was murdered, and 10 others were wounded. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party lauded the killer as a “heroic martyr” and “the pride of all of young Palestinians.” Sen. Lindsey Graham sponsored the Taylor Force Act, which suspends funding to the PA if the policy of paying terrorists and their families continues. Graham has said he’s open to discussions on the bill “to get a strong vote.” It’s the perfect time for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson to help lead passage of the Act. In 2014, Nelson told President Obama that the formation of a Palestinian unity government that includes terrorist organization Hamas, “undermined congressional support for U.S. assistance to the Palestinians.” In the last Congress, Nelson co-sponsored a resolution condemning attacks on Israel and slamming Palestinian leaders for “paying monthly salaries to the families of imprisoned Palestinian terrorists” and “praising slain terrorists as martyrs.” Congress should show a unified front. As Graham said, we “will stand with” the Palestinians “in search for a peaceful solution, but we will not empower them to kill people like Taylor Force.” Bridget Johnson, senior fellow,

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Mueller must probe alleged collusion

President Donald J. Trump first met Sergey N. Gorkov in 2013 during the Miss Universe Pageant in Russia. The pageant’s sponsor was Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, and led by its deputy chairman, Gorkov. He is chairman of the state-owned Vnesheconombank (Veb), Putin’s personal “slush fund.”

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Expand parking lot to handle center for disabled

I was disappointed by the inferences in reporter Joey Flechas’ July 25 article, “Miami Beach considers seaside facility for disabled. Neighbors say build it elsewhere,” about the proposed Adaptive Center at 53rd Street. The parking lot services the public beach and public fire station, yacht show, and neighboring condos and businesses.

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Elect Oppenheimer

Over the years, I’ve read many columns by Herald writer Andres Oppenheimer. I am struck by his ability to clearly and objectively explain an issue. I know that he’s objective because I read news from several different sources daily.

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Oh, the irony?

It was suggested to me that it takes a special kind of self-loathing woman to support Donald Trump. Then who should appear in the Miami Herald but Elaine Lancaster.

Letters to the Editor

Civics lesson

I would recommend a civics lesson to the letter writer who was dismayed that two Republican senators voted against the motion to proceed with the healthcare debate (“Senators are not Republican enough,” July 27).

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