Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Legislature can fix lax firearm laws

Following the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, a recent Herald article made a number of valid points, mostly regarding background checks, concealed weapon license training — or the lack of it — and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules governing the checking of weapons and explosives on commercial aircrafts.

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Awaiting justice

Re the Jan. 18 story “Charges are dropped in the rabbi’s murder”: Dropping the charges in this case seems to be the smart decision at this time. There is no hurry in a murder case, and it is better to get compelling evidence to get a conviction than to try the case with less than that.

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Drug coverage

I was pleased to see that President-elect Donald Trump has vowed “to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid.”

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Off the trolley

I am pleased that free trolleys have been added in Miami Beach, but astounded that they are so inaccessible for the handicapped and elderly. To enter and ride, one must climb five steep steps.

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Look the part

With just a day to go before his inauguration, President-elect Trump has a lot of ground to cover. He still has to make appointments, complete business transfers and load plenty of unpaid tax forms onto the D.C.-bound moving truck.

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Defend values

After watching campaign speeches, debates, subsequent tweets and nominations for offices, the 2017 inauguration leaves many people with a common feeling — that they are seeing the desecration of the American flag, the Constitution and the principles that define the nation.

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Levinson left behind

President Obama has empathy for Chelsea Manning, commutes her 35-year sentence for putting America’s security in jeopardy. But he is leaving Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent, to rot in Iran.

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Pushed birtherism

President-elect Trump seems to have forgotten that he was the leader of the birther movement that questioned the legitimacy of President Obama’s term in office. Talk about disrespect!

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Replacement care

The Miami Herald has now confirmed what many of us who work in South Florida’s ERs of have long suspected — we have the highest penetration of Obamacare enrollees in the nation.

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Ros-Lehtinen’s vote

I’m disappointed that Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. I’m one of her constituents and, as someone with a pre-existing condition — diabetes — was finally able to afford health insurance.

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Right to health

The Affordable Care Act, ultimately, is based on an American principle: that people should care about their fellow citizens and therefore support the human right of all citizens to medical treatment.

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Airport shooter

I cannot understand how Esteban Santiago, who has mental-health challenges, was allowed to carry a gun in his baggage and bullets in his carry-on. There is something wrong with this system.

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Anti-labor

At a time when workplace deaths and injuries continue, most recently with three deaths in Key Largo on Monday, the United States cannot afford to have a secretary of labor who does not put workers first.

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Electoral damage

The invasion of Iraq was given to us by the Electoral College, which now has given us the deconstruction of the American presidency and the reconstruction of the Soviet Union. Don’t be surprised if you see a Trump Tower go up in Kiev after Putin completes his takeover of Ukraine.

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Rubio’s vote

If anyone has any doubt which way Marco Rubio is going to vote regarding Rex Tillerson’s nomination, you can rest assured he is voting, as he always has, for party, not people. He didn’t think twice before voting No on assurances by party reps that pre-existing conditions would be spared once they repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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