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Wednesday's Letters to the Editor

Obama and Egypt

EDITOR: The Coptic Christians have been in Egypt for 1,300 years. Over the past several days, 47 Christian churches have been destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Up until a few days ago, President Barack Obama had always been in the Muslim Brotherhood camp. Now, Obama says he is choosing no sides. But he just canceled military aid to Egypt by withholding four F-16 fighter jets that had been promised and canceling a joint military exercise. So, in reality, he is still supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. In view of all the things the Muslim Brotherhood is doing to the Coptic Christians, I think Obama’s behavior is atrocious. He should support the Egyptian generals just as Saudi Arabia is doing.



Government in action

EDITOR: Wow, another house bought by the city of Santa Rosa, rented back for $1 and forgotten (“SR reveals another no-rent property,” Friday). I guess the city doesn’t need the money that it could get at the going rate. I’m glad the renter is using his capitalist spirit and making money by subletting a portion of the home.

I can’t wait for the government to run Obamacare. I’m sure it will do a better job after giving most unions, Congress, federal employees and big business that support him waivers.



Presumed guilty

EDITOR: I am disappointed at this rush to judgment by the editorial board of our locally owned newspaper. The Press Democrat’s attempt to discredit the outstanding representation Supervisor Efren Carrillo has given to his constituents is unfair (“Carrillo’s next step rests on Aug. 30 events,” Thursday).

Our supervisor has represented our Fifth District with exemplary leadership and commitment. He has worked tirelessly promoting good government for all. An editorial page may express its opinion, but where is the presumption of innocence until proven guilty? Rather, the paper seems to suggest his consideration of resignation as did other supervisors, his comrades, who have suddenly become his detractors. No one has worked harder for us, and yet his fellow supervisors stand ready to make public comments about him and judge him based upon media reports, gossip, lack of factual information and, of course, his political opponent’s speculation.

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