Now is the perfect time to adopt a cat

From the cute whiskers to the gentle licks, cats are the “purrfect” pet. In June, anyone can show some love to felines during Adopt-a-Cat Month. The event encourages people to adopt one of the millions of cats across the country sitting in shelters hoping to find a home.

Even if you’re a dog person or can’t currently adopt a cat, you can still help them out. The best way is supporting your local shelter or rescue. Despite what most believe, local shelters and rescues aren’t affiliated with national groups such as the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA, notwithstanding the similar “SPCA” or “humane society” names. In fact, according to recent tax returns, national groups spend lavishly on executive salaries and even keep millions in offshore accounts—money that shelter animals don’t see.

Adopting, fostering, or donating to your local shelter or rescue directly are the best way to help cats or dogs. Why not start today?

Sincerely,

WILL COGGIN

Managing director, Center for Consumer Freedom


Local officials must end burning in residential areas

I have two comentments on articles in Sunday's Daily Sentinel. One person in the You Said It mentioned people burning wood for heat and burning trash in those backyard screened fire pits. I agree 100% with this person. There is no need or reason to do this in residential areas. The city and the county should have common sense on allowing this to go on. There is no one living in these areas so poor they have to heat with dirty fuel and burn their trash outside. So the neighborhood smell it the rest of the night and day. Someone was burning things Saturday night. With all the complaining about climate change and the city and county look the other way.

The other comment is about some energy consultant downplaying the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project. He is surely getting paid by the project's competitors to say all these things. Because otherwise why would he care about other business people spending their money to test the investment?

RAFAEL SALAZ

Grand Junction


Punish voter fraud

It is disheartening to realize that there will probably be massive voter fraud in our 2020 elections.

Illegal immigrants in Colorado can now get driver’s licenses by showing a Social Security number (Whose? Many have been stolen!), proving 24 months residency, and swearing that they will apply for lawful presence when eligible.

Then in 2019, Colorado passed Automatic Voter Registration. This forced voter registration (will the next step be a requirement to vote, as in many communist countries?) will register to vote anyone who applies for a driver’s license or renewal (even online), or identification card, or Medicaid. That person must provide unspecified "documentation of citizenship." Will a driver’s license (see above paragraph) be sufficient? And if not, how many will slip through the cracks anyway, accidentally or intentionally?

The registrant’s county clerk will (hopefully) review records, (hopefully) confirm citizenship, and send the elector a notice. If he does not decline the registration or the post office does not return it within 20 days, he is registered. I foresee activists with voter rolls descending on neighborhoods and "helping" people, who may not even be interested in voting or understand the language or the ballots, to vote.

According to Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project, almost 60% of Colorado counties already have more registered voters than adult citizens. Only Michigan has more counties with dead, missing, or fraudulently registered voters.

Voter fraud is a crime and a national disgrace. It should be vigorously investigated and participants should be harshly punished.

BRUCE MANY

Eckert


Trump is making America great again

This is a response to Del Beaver's comment in his May 29 letter to the editor.

First, yes, I am a 76-year-old white man who believes in the old-fashioned treatment of all women. You open doors for them, you walk on the outside of them on sidewalks, you help them if they need help. Life would not be worth a hill of beans without them.

Now to why President Trump is our president: He was voted into office because he wanted to make America great again and is for the American people. For the last two years while under constant investigations cleaning up the mess from eight years of our past president, who depleted our military, started racism against anything that moved, spent nearly 11 trillions dollars and not much of it went to the helping of the American people.

It was your president that first erected the steel cages that you mention for detention of the illegals coming to my country. If these folks came here legally this would not be necessary. Talk about shame. Why is it that your president sealed all his records, the open mic that he could do better with Russia after reelection?

You blame President Trump for forcing some into bankruptcy but who was it that created all the bad deals over the past that caused him to have to try and correct?

I believe if you will check it is the states that are passing the laws that you talk about on women's right to manage their body.

The most impressive thing: He has done everything for this country in two years while constantly under investigation, while the others that broke the law of the land that you claim, was by your own party which many of us cannot count the number of times in the eight years while they were in control.

Proud of our president, you bet, and in November 2020 we will get 'er done once again. Come join us before our freedoms are lost to socialism. God bless America and our president.

ARTHUR EDWARDS

Grand Junction


What has become of our great nation?

On this Memorial Day 2019 I find myself equally outraged and saddened.

Outraged is actually not a strong enough word to describe the volcanic boiling of my blood as it courses through my body, searing my soul in the process. As a Baby Boomer I grew up in an America so much different to America today that it makes me wonder if I woke up on a different planet. When I went to grade school, we started each day with a Pledge of Allegiance to our nation’s flag, and it was crystal clear that we were there to learn. Discipline was the order of the day, corporal punishment was what kept students in line and respect was demanded, respect for others, respect for elders and self-respect. The Golden Rule was the benchmark — do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.

During world history class we were given an insight into to the hideousness of Nazi Germany. How the Nazis rounded up and slaughtered Jews and anyone else deemed a threat to the Third Reich. Children in Germany at the time were encouraged to inform on their parents, all manner of religion was taboo. Our parents fought and died to prevent this cancerous scourge from reaching our nation.

Now, three quarters of a century later, many of the things our parents and grandparents made the ultimate sacrifice to prevent have happened. Respect is now a defunct concept, discarded like yesterday’s trash. Common decency is non-existent; morality has been replaced by decadence, greed, deviant sexual practices, infanticide and corruption beyond belief.

Our politicians do not serve “We the People.” Almost everything they do enriches them at the expense of the taxpayers that elected them. They’ve invented new phrases like abortion rights to describe the act of killing a living human being. How did murder become a “right”.

Hate crimes are prosecuted as though there is a difference between the murder of a person described as “gay” and the young white woman murdered in front of her father in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant. On that note I ask, where’s the outrage over the jury that failed to give the young white woman’s family justice?

On this Memorial Day I find one thing particularly outrageous; the political pimps and whores that place our young warriors in harms way don’t even have the decency to care for them.

MIKE STERLING

Mesquite, Nevada


Who's running the show?

Don't those verbal bombasts being hurled almost daily at Iran by President Trump, remind you of Hitler's diatribes against Poland in August 1939, just prior to his invasion, and in which he even blamed the onset of hostilities on the Poles?

Worse yet, are not the seemingly unilateral deployments to positions abutting Iran's borders of American attack forces by presidential advisor Bolton (a mere hireling and unabashed war-hawk, wisely rejected in the last decade by the US Senate from holding a prominent ambassadorship), reminiscent of their diplomatic obfuscations and secret mobilization of British forces by Cabinet Ministers Churchill and Grey in July of 1914, actions which were kept hidden from their Parliament and King, and ultimately contributed to Britain's unfortunate entry into World War I?

Why do we need more firepower in that troubled region, when prior to the present escalations, the US maintained 21 military bases within 250 miles of Iran's borders?

And isn't it a impeachable dereliction of their oaths of office for U.S. senators to vote in-committee last week to cede all related regional war-making decisions to our President which is prohibited by our Constitution?

With our present daily media bombardment regarding incipient war with Iran, are we not seeing a rerun of William Randolph Hearst's 1898 effort to sell more newspapers by running lurid stories re Cuba, which lead to the Spanish American War?

Are the profits from extra sales by all our merchants-of-death worth the incipient bloodshed?

RUSSELL W. HAAS

Golden


Abortion should be outlawed

Life begins at the point of conception. No one can deny that after a human being is conceived it will develop into the very same being as those debating this issue. What astounds me is that those who favor abortion went through an identical development stage as the being they are condemning to death. Would these very same people agree that a similar choice should have been made about their own existence? How many human lives have been lost that could have added to our society in so many ways?

Abortion today is used primarily as a birth control of convenience because people are too self-centered to take precautions. They prefer their own pleasurable self-indulgence over the care and sanctity of the life they created. What ever happened to taking responsibility for one's actions in this country? Is it too much to ask a woman who has conceived to place the child into adoption? Nine months of discomfort is nothing compared to life in prison for voluntary manslaughter!

And what about consenting to sex with a male; is that part of the equation too? Or has abortion just become another extension of the women's liberation movement started in the late 60s which coincidentally boosted membership on or about the same date as Roe V. Wade?

Does the father of the child have a say in this? And what about the Constitution of the United States? Are not all people conceived in this country deserving of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? I believe abortion is a crime against humanity and should be outlawed. We need to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision and get back to cherishing life in this country. For a country that murders it's children cannot be far from self destruction.

JOE BIALEK

Cleveland, Ohio

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