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DeSantis can be sent packing in 2022

For the Naples reader concerned by the Ladapo appointment. Were we powerless? No. Because I’m a registered Independent voter, I have no obligation to any party. However, my vote is free and independent. Could you? We have the chance of removing our governor in 2022 if he does. He is the one who nominated Ladapo. He called the special session in opposition to federal mandates to repeal the University of Florida’s right to free speech. Send him packing next November.

Richard P. Ossen, Fort Myers

Physicians back vaccine mandates

Our president, Joe Biden, wants to mandate COVID vaccines for all health workers and employees of large corporations.

Ron DeSantis (our governor) wants to prevent it, supported by the majority of Florida Legislature.

Who’s right?

On July 26, the American Medical Association issued the following statement:

“We call for all health care and long-term employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”

As of June 11, more than 96 percent of U.S. physicians had been vaccinated. It would be a higher number now, five months later.

If you still can’t determine whether the president and governor of our country are correct, it might be worth considering the opinions of more than 240,000 medical professionals.

Ralph Stevens, M.D., Sanibel

Republican turncoats, pork barrel politics

Biden Build Back Better bill, what a fiasco. 13 Republicans broke with principle and voted in favor of the bill early in this month. Why did these 13 turncoats break rank and vote for Biden’s Build Back Better bill? Plain and simple, these turncoats voted for the “pork” Biden promised them that their districts would receive as a result of the bill’s passage. Plain and simple these turncoats were bought off by good old fashion pork barrel politics.

These turncoats should be censored by their fellow Republicans for breaking ranks and siding with Biden and Pelosi. These people should be removed form any assigned committee.

What will this Biden Build Back Better bill accomplish? The bill will create shortages, raise prices for construction materials like steel, concrete, and asphalt. Recent increases in wood prices have been offset by recent declines caused by the housing boom. These price drops are likely to last for a while. This will lead to runaway inflation due to shortages of skilled and material labor. You can expect the inflation ride to last a lifetime. We are grateful to Republican Turncoats.

Salvatore Castronovo, Punta Gorda

Different attacks, different results

As a 9-year-old I remember what occurred on “Dec. 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.” This quote of President Roosevelt followed the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Empire of Japan, when 2,403 U.S. personnel were killed and 1,143 were injured. Our Pacific fleet was destroyed.

Roosevelt, a Democrat turned his back on the war? He declared war against Japan. He protected our country, which is every president’s primary responsibility. Another Democrat, President Truman won the last battle and ended World War II. He also protected our country.

We have been allowing a sneak attack by people who want to destroy our legal immigration system for many years.

This invasion was dealt with, minimized, and controlled by Trump during his term.

Our current President Biden, a Democrat, has undone border enforcement and opened the flood gates to anyone who claims asylum.

The Japanese could have entered America without resistance if they had been more patient and waited to Biden (2021). Today we’re giving away our country, customs, history and language without a fight.

Frank W. Plliml Naples

Biden successfully negotiates for infrastructure wins

Joe Biden, what have you done? There has been a lot. The previous administration attempted to pass an infrastructure bill, however despite having the majority in the House and Senate, was unable to do so. By working together with Republicans, skillfully negotiating and compromising, Joe Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with the support of Republican senators including Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham. They would do it because they believe in the country. Because it is good for the country. According to NBC News Miami in Miami, Florida will be receiving $19billion for roads, bridges, rail lines and projects to reduce sea level rise. That’s huge for homeowners, as it raises their property values while simultaneously protecting the aquifer we all rely on for drinking water. It also includes funding to restore and protect aquatic ecosystems – the goal of Captains for Clean Water. It’s a big win for Florida and for our country.

Isabel Francis, Bokeelia

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