Amid challenges, give
thanks for freedom
There’s a lot of negativity, tension, and pessimism in the world today. On this Thanksgiving Day, let’s be grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy, and often take for granted. And let’s be sure to remember and thank those who came before us; those who sacrificed so much to bring us to this day.
As Americans, we have much to be grateful for. We have freedom, and freedom is everything.
That all men and all women are created equal, and carry with them God-given rights to life and to liberty, is a truth self-evident to us, and a truth that should be recognized and assumed all around the world!
It’s up to voters
to defend Price’s win
Re: “DA Price delivers firey rebuke as she launches anti-recall campaign” (Page A1, Nov. 18).
I was at the event Shomik Mulkarjee wrote about. An accurate description of the event, but there were comments in the piece that need clarification.
Pamela Price is not “dating” Antwon Cloird; he is her life partner whose honors and accomplishments were omitted. SB 483 provides resentencing for people who were given enhancements unfairly;it is this new law that DA Price is following. The prosecutors who left the DA’s office were those who raised large sums of money for DA Price’s opponent.
DA Price’s message to us was that she is busy at work in the DA’s office 10-12 hours a day. It is up to us, the community who elected her, to protect the win.
Israel’s history of
violence feeds Hamas
“How can you condemn Israeli violence without condemning Hamas attacks?” Of course, almost everyone critical of Israel’s horrendous violence against innocent Palestinians does condemn the Hamas attack.
But the larger-scale catastrophe on the ground in Gaza continues and worsens each day. Longtime U.S. military aid to Israel means our government is complicit in war crimes.
Moreover, the Hamas attacks are usually presented in isolation from the context of Israel’s historical repeated violence against Palestinians — military attacks and a 16-year blockade, crippling Gaza’s economy, access to clean water and other necessities of life, and causing 45% unemployment as of February of this year.
So how can anyone condemn Hamas violence without condemning the illegal military occupation, devastating blockades and severe restrictions on travel? Without condemning denial of imports critical to life and livelihood, and the routine use of collective punishment since 1967?
Israel’s actions, past and present, and the ensuing misery, may be Hamas’ greatest recruitment tool.