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LETTERS for the August 15 issue

August 15, 2019
Lahaina News

Time is right for an impeachment inquiry

Mueller's testimony to Congress made it clear: it's time for an impeachment inquiry. Hearing Mueller describe the extent of Trump's crimes and corruption in his own words convinced me that Congress can no longer stand idly by.

Mueller did not exonerate Donald Trump - not by a long shot. His investigation found extensive criminal activity and resulted in 37 indictments and at least seven convictions or guilty pleas, including Trump's national security advisor, personal lawyer, and campaign chairman.

Mueller uncovered over 100 secret meetings and communications between Trump's team and Russia and their cronies - and found at least ten episodes of obstruction of justice by Donald Trump, in which he tried to bury the truth.

Obstruction of justice is a serious crime. If anyone else did what Trump did, they'd be in jail.

Mueller made it clear that the Department of Justice prevented him from indicting Donald Trump. That's why it's up to Congress to hold him accountable.

No one is above the law in our country - not even the president.

That's why it's time for our representative and the rest of Congress to take action to hold Trump accountable by moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry.

Doing nothing will only embolden Trump to continue breaking the law and will set a dangerous precedent for our democracy. That's not the America I know.

GLENNA GRAHAM, Lahaina

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Congress must hold Trump accountable

Hearing Mueller describe the extent of Trump's crimes and corruption convinced me that Congress has to stop stalling and start taking action. It's time for a formal impeachment inquiry.

Donald Trump claims the Mueller report exonerated him, but Mueller clearly stated in his testimony that he did NOT exonerate Trump. Mueller's investigation found extensive criminal activity, uncovered over 100 secret meetings and communications between Trump's campaign team and Russia or Russia-linked individuals, and found at least ten episodes of obstruction of justice by the president himself, including telling the White House Counsel to lie during the investigation.

It's unbelievable to watch the person who holds the highest office in the land ignore the law when any other American who committed those same crimes would be put in jail.

Mueller's findings resulted in 37 indictments and at least seven convictions or guilty pleas, including Trump's national security advisor, personal lawyer and campaign chairman. Mueller made it clear, however, that the Department of Justice policy prevented him from indicting Donald Trump because he is a sitting president.

Mueller did his job. It's time for Congress to do theirs and hold Trump accountable.

There can be no more excuses or delays. It's time for our representative, Tulsi Gabbard, and the rest of Congress to take action to hold Trump accountable. It's time for a formal impeachment inquiry!

PAMELA ALEXANDER, Wailuku

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Settle the injection well issue at the Supreme Court

(The following letter was sent to state and county officials.)

It is our contention here from day one, with e-mails to Maui County Council Chair Kelly King, that in fact the County of Maui should pursue through the courts - to include the U.S. Supreme Court - the Lahaina injection wells.

We here believe there has been much confusion with the media's climate failure. Many wonder who is writing this legislation. Case in point: there is an argument with many failures between the EPA and the Clean Water Act. Questions need to be asked, and answers provided, through the courts for a much better understanding.

With kind regards for Rob Weltman, your train of thought falls into the area of goodbye to the Earth as we know it. Maybe reading too many Earthjustice newsletters - those following this know our story with that.

LEO THINER-BRICKEY, Honokowai

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America continues senseless killings

The latest horrible mass murders of innocent people in El Paso and in Dayton show how inhumane and ungodly some Americans have become. Precious human life had no meaning to the shooters.

Their goal was probably to kill and terrorize as many as they could. They did, and they are still doing it.

They obviously had no fear of God, Hell, nor the Lake of Fire. Or they were not educated about the Creator and those places he prepared for the unrepented murderers.

Because of past ungodly Supreme Court decisions, our education systems have taken to teaching humanism, in place of godly instructions, to our children.

Now accountability to God and His moral laws are not taught in our schools and in many of our churches. But God will always hold humanity accountable!

Humanism has replaced God's moral laws and guidance to the detriment of our beloved America.

The result is that America has turned against God and His Word.

Instead of following God's Laws, the Supreme Court has approved one abomination after the other and has emboldened the wicked.

Many seeking the presidency, claiming they want "to transform America," would actually bring the destruction of our country. They claim they are "progressive," but they are actually "regressive" and would starve the nation.

MANUEL YBARRA JR., Coalgate, Oklahoma

 
 

 

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