Dear Editor,

The current lack of civility in our political discourse is most disturbing and has and will in the future lead to more tragedies.

We have already had a shooter (supposed Bernie Sanders supporter) open fire on Republicans practicing for a yearly baseball charity event. I am grateful that Capital Police were present to put a stop to what could have been many casualties.

Now we have a Los Angeles Representative, Maxine Waters, openly suggest “in your face” rhetoric against present Cabinet members.

Her other goal is to “impeach “45”, but what high crime or misdemeanors can the President be accused of?

–His language? – not a crime.

–His tweets? – not a crime.

–His attempt to end a 68 year old war with North Korea?(no treaty has yet been signed) – not a crime.

He’s signing a tax reduction package,  I cheered on that one.

His pulling out of TPP, good.

His pulling out of the Paris Accord, good as well.

His wish to renegotiate NAFA is another good.

He’s wanting to improve our border security – keeping out the coyotes – druggies – criminal – terrorists – gang members including MS-13, another good.

He is working to impede or stop China from dumping goods or cybercrime, – another good.

He wants NATO Countries to contribute their share – another good.

All this is promises made, promises kept.

There is no proof of Russian Collusion, if there was, that is not a crime.

On the contrary Judicial Watch is attempting to gather proof of State Department interference in at least four country’s elections, all done under the Obama Administration. Among those named are Venezuela, and Somalia.

Now we have some top Democrats calling for the disbandment of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). This is just plain nuts but is typical of the Far Left of the democrat party (read Socialist/Communist).

Following is a description of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s activity:

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was formed pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, following the events of September 11, 2001. With the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, the functions and jurisdictions of several border and revenue enforcement agencies were combined and consolidated into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Consequently, ICE is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, and the second largest contributor to the nation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.”

The agencies that were either moved entirely or merged in part into ICE included the investigative and intelligence resources of the United States Customs Service, the criminal investigative, detention and deportation resources of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Federal Protective Service. The Federal Protective Service was later transferred from ICE to the National Protection and Programs Directorate effective October 28, 2009. In 2003, Asa Hutchinson moved the Federal Air Marshals Service from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ICE,[7] but Chertoff moved them back to the TSA in 2005.[8” New agents train for 4 months or 6 months depending on position and responsibilities.

Equally troubling is the total lack of knowledge of our youth (Fox interviews youth on the beach on a New York holiday) about our founding, our Constitution, our Republic, and the role of each branch of government. I guess history is not being taught at our major schools. This may explain why a socialist (read Communist) won the Democrat Primary in New York district #14. Free college, free medical, etc. etc. — Oh Boy! It’s so easy to fool those who have been led down the Progressive/Marxist Socialist path.

Realize this: Socialism has not ever elevated the working class to the upper middle economic class it only favors the government elite. Socialism cannot survive here without curtailing or eliminating the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th amendments to our Constitution…

Not on my watch.


John Stiegelmeyer