Letters to the Editor

SCOTUS appointment

In the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, presidential candidates were quick to exploit the Supreme Court’s unexpected vacancy.

Prior to last Saturday, neither party had invested much air time discussing potential Supreme Court appointments. Ted Cruz, as his hyperbolic nature compels him to do, was perhaps the most vociferous, claiming if President Obama is allowed to appoint a successor, the Second Amendment likely would be abolished.

Democrats, unlike the belligerent right, which clamors for more gun protection, have better things to do with their political capital than try to change the Constitution. What they propose, as should be valued on a bipartisan level, is for better gun safety and restrictions to reduce the abuse of the freedoms the amendment guarantees.

Daviela Eckols,

Sunny Isles Beach

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