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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Letter: Couple appreciative of man who helped get car running again
Posted: July 27, 2016

On Saturday, July 23, my husband and I drove into Lodi from Wilton to get a car wash. On the way into Lodi my car began to overheat. We pulled into a gas station to see what the problem was. We discovered a radiator hose came undone.

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Letter: Is this the best our country can offer?
Posted: July 27, 2016

In the United States of America, the land of the brave and the home of the free, it causes me concern that the two people most of the country would rather not have as their president for the next four years are making the attempt.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Letter: What has happened to the Republican Party?
Posted: July 26, 2016

“Look, look,” I said to my wife. “They have come completely unhinged. They’re jumping up and down, yelling at the top of their voices; ‘jail her! Jail her! Put her in prison!’”

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Monday 07/25/2016
Letter: We can do better for first first female presidential candidate
Posted: July 25, 2016

Is it any wonder that so many Americans have so little respect for our government? Bernie Sanders has just received confirmation, through leaked e-mails, that the DNC, who is supposed to be neutral during the primaries, was in bed with the Clinton campaign raising money with her nearly a year before the Democratic convention, much of which went into Hillary’s campaign.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Letter: Honor Warren Atherton by naming VA Clinic after him
Posted: July 22, 2016

The new VA Clinic to be built in San Joaquin County should be named after our community’s most illustrious veteran, Warren H. Atherton.

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Letter: We should appreciate our police officers
Posted: July 22, 2016

This letter is addressed not only to our local police department and to the officers, regardless of their rank and gender, but to all the men and women wearing a blue uniform of all the police departments of our nation. I do salute you and I do thank you and appreciate your work and efforts to keep our towns safe.

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
Letter: No respect for laws and those who enforce them
Posted: July 20, 2016

As I was taking down my old flag at the end of Independence Day. I noticed again the 50 stars. One of them does represent our state of California. We are part of the United States, are united as a nation of laws for all. Laws that our fellow Americans have lived under since the start.

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Letter: Galt needs candidates with answers
Posted: July 20, 2016

As you take out papers to run for the two open seats on the Galt City Council I hope you care enough about our community to ask questions about how our city government spends and receives money; plans for present and future water use; goals to repair and maintain our streets; and ways to expand jobs by attracting new businesses.

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Letter: Local concert association has big, exciting lineup for 70th anniversary
Posted: July 20, 2016

Happy Birthday to the Lodi Community Concert Association. Seventy years old and going strong, the association will celebrate its 70th anniversary with five exciting concerts for the 2016-17 season beginning in October.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Letter: Lynch was pawn in Clinton investigation
Posted: July 15, 2016

The head of the FBI had announced their findings to the public and they reported that they did not have enough evidence to recommend a criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton. But win or lose with the FBI, the DNC would still have to confront the integrity of the Attorney General Loretta Lynch. It appeared she was a neophyte to politics and did not understand, to the satisfaction of the “IN” group, the machinations of a “well oiled conspiracy”.

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Letter: Reader challenging notion that Republicans are fiscally conservative
Posted: July 15, 2016

During the past several years, the American public has been subjected to an avalanche of government excess by Republicans. Ronald Reagan claimed to be the avatar of small government. It has been known for decades he was a false god, but the party still holds him up as the model for how government should be run.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
Letter: We need to tend to veterans’ needs
Posted: July 13, 2016

According to the last paragraph in the Letters to the Editor section, it indicates; “The Lodi News-Sentinel welcomes opinions from its readers. ... I’m a reader and here it goes.

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Letter: November election presents tough choice, but one we need to make
Posted: July 13, 2016

What happened to my country? In November we will choose a president. Our choices will be between Clinton and Trump.

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Tuesday 07/12/2016
Letter: Reader agrees with writers on FBI’s handling of case against Clinton
Posted: July 12, 2016

Kudos to Michael Watson and Ronald Portal for their scathing articles on the FBI handling of the case against Hillary Clinton, quoting chapter and verse of the Law that is “on the books.” As for Bob Smith’s letter in the following Saturday’s edition, he should have waited until after reading George Parry’s article that appeared right below his letter.

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Letter: We should appreciate our police officers
Posted: July 12, 2016

Mr. Obama and Loretta Lynch, Jesse Jackson, Barbara Boxer, and Nancy Pelosi, to name a few, are handcuffing our police, and putting the weapons in the hands of the criminal.

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Monday 07/11/2016
Letter: Users should pay for parks services
Posted: July 11, 2016

If the city needs additional revenue for its park services, the city should increase its fees for those services.

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Letter: Citizens being duped by court rulings
Posted: July 11, 2016

The recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling regarding abortion clinic health standards in the state of Texas puts fear of government right up there with fear of terrorists. In fact, our society is suffering far greater damage under the liberal court system than any anarchist or foreign criminal could ever hope to achieve, which is why the results of the next election will reach far into the future.

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Letter: Clinton has miscalculated the court of public opinion
Posted: July 11, 2016

Last February I wrote you expressing my opinion, that on constitutional grounds Donald Trump would succeed in securing the GOP nomination for president. It was my contention that the courage of the American voter implicit in the first three words of the constitution and the last 18 words of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address would propel Mr. Trump to the nomination. In a few days his success looks to be affirmed at the GOP Convention. The head of the FBI recently announced his findings and conclusions regarding the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server issues. I believe his press conference, and the apparent nomination of Mr. Trump, set in motion the most “constitutional” election in my lifetime.

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Friday 07/08/2016
Letter: Reader commends councilmembers for putting politics aside on sales
Posted: July 08, 2016

The Lodi City Council meeting on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 was a perfect example of democracy at the local level.

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Saturday 07/09/2016
Letter: Reaction to Clinton investigation no surprise
Posted: July 09, 2016

The reaction from conservatives to the lack of charges against Hillary Clinton was expected. For the past year, their hopes for a victory in November have completely hinged on Sanders being too “socialist” and Clinton being indicted.

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Tuesday 07/05/2016
Letter: Barbecues in the park, fireworks symbolize far more than recreation
Posted: July 05, 2016

Barbecues in the park, weekend gatherings of family and friends, fireworks — perhaps such features of July 4 celebrations don’t seem to be a serious recollection of the bloody, protracted struggle the nation’s founding fathers suffered in order to gain independence from Great Britain 240 years ago.

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Letter: American Legion looks to grow Micke Grove memorial
Posted: July 05, 2016

If you have been out to Micke Grove park recently you have most likely seen the beautiful bronze statue of a soldier, and the veteran's memorial brick wall behind the statue. They are placed just inside the park, as you pass through the entrance. The wall is meant to be a memorial to all who have or are serving in the Armed Forces.

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Friday 07/01/2016
Letter: Mr. Viall doubts meeting between AG, former president was coincidence
Posted: July 01, 2016

Again the public’s intelligence is being tested by the administration. They want us to believe that our Attorney General Loretta Lynch just happened to be in Phoenix when Bill Clinton arrived on a private jet. They met and discussed only social issues and vacations (“and the cat runaway with the spoon”). As a non-believer in most things political, let me connect the dots and try to piece together a more plausible scenario.

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Letter: Second Amendment keeps country safe
Posted: July 01, 2016

I don’t know why I am the only who brings this up, but the right to bear arms is the balance of power between the states and the federal government. See Art I, Sec. 10, Para. 3 of the Constitution (“No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace”). People wonder why the word “regulated” is used in the Second Amendment. The word “regulation” was used in old military catalogs.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
Letter: Don’t take away guns
Posted: June 29, 2016

Has America lost all remnants of sanity? Where have you read or heard about a responsible citizen going out and killing masses of people? Guns are inanimate objects. The Florida club incident could have been lessened greatly had there been a responsible individual with a gun on-site. This horror lasted for 3 hours — time to have annihilated the killer many times over.

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Letter: Have you heard of Little Methodist Preschool?
Posted: June 29, 2016

Were you aware that we have a three hour a day preschool here in Lodi? Little Methodist Preschool has been in existence for 49 years. This is a Christian school, run by Christian people. The teachers are well-educated and experienced; the care and love they give each child is amazing.

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Letter: Lodi House Thrift Store to close temporarily for reorganization
Posted: June 29, 2016

On behalf of the Lodi House Board of Directors, we want to inform you of some important changes that will be taking place at the Lodi House Thrift Store. After careful consideration, the Lodi House Board of Directors has decided that it is necessary to temporarily close the Thrift Store for a couple months in order to do a complete reorganization. The Thrift Store, located at 221 W. Lodi Ave., will reopen in September.

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Letter: United States must look at security
Posted: June 29, 2016

Homeland Security has been very lax for years.

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Letter: Keeping guns out of terrorists’ hands could backfire on U.S.
Posted: June 29, 2016

Just a thought on gun control. Every sane person in this country wants to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. Period.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Letter: Ideological violence must be stopped
Posted: June 28, 2016

According to Breitbart News, the U. S. will settle a population the size of Washington, D.C., in the next five years, mostly from Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

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Letter: Trump trying to deal with mistakes of Obama and Clinton
Posted: June 28, 2016

Joanne DelSolar recently compared FDR’s unconstitutional policy of rounding up Japanese-Americans and Germans to Trump’s “thinly disguised” policy toward Muslim-Americans.

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Friday 06/24/2016
Letter: Can’t compare terrorist attacks with Pearl Harbor
Posted: June 24, 2016

It has been some time since we have heard from Mr. Richard Viall.

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Letter: Shutting down nuke plant a good move
Posted: June 24, 2016

“Are you an energy voter?” ask television ads promoting public support for various energy initiatives to appear on the November ballot.

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Letter: Happy to see livestock event passed down through the generations
Posted: June 24, 2016

Congratulations to all who worked so hard in making the junior livestock auction a great success.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Letter: We need guns to protect ourselves
Posted: June 23, 2016

For years now we have witnessed mass shootings and each time the liberals instantly tout tougher gun control. After the Boston bombings did we talk about common sense pressure cooker controls?

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Letter: The Republican Party should not support Hillary Clinton
Posted: June 22, 2016

Both Presidents Bush along with Romney and the rest of the so-called GOP elite are saying that they will not support Donald Trump for president. It’s high time that the politicians put their politics aside and vote for what is best for our country.

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Tuesday 06/21/2016
Letter: Presentation to local diabetes support group was educational
Posted: June 21, 2016

Last night at the Day 2 Day Diabetic Support Group meeting we were privileged to have Sarah, the Director of Lodi Health Wound Center explain how important the wound center is to diabetics with a graphic presentation of the results of a wound relative to diabetics.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Letter: Can anything stop the gun violence?
Posted: June 22, 2016

The president stated that something must be done in order to stop the senseless killing in this country, and no doubt everyone will agree. Now the shooting in Orlando that took 49 lives and many innocent people whose lives will never be the same, due to the loss of arms and legs.

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Tuesday 06/21/2016
Letter :Does the “Sleeping Giant” exist anymore?
Posted: June 21, 2016

First there was Pearl Harbor. After the attack at Pearl Harbor it was said a “Sleeping Giant” had awakened. Then there was 9/11 where more American were killed than at Pearl Harbor. Recently there were 50 people killed in Orlando and President Obama has finally said the word “terrorist.”

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Letter: Leaders should not forget about taxpayers
Posted: June 21, 2016

It seems to me every three months charges for services of one kind or another have to be raised by our city council. It also seems to me like musical chairs played by department heads figuring out who’s turn it is to ask for increases to fees from our city council.

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Letter: Is taking away Second Amendment rights the solution to our problems?
Posted: June 21, 2016

There is no need for more gun control at this point. England has some of the tightest laws on earth. Parliament member stabbed, beaten and shot.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Letter: Things stay the same in Washington
Posted: June 17, 2016

After several years I have given up trying to tell Republicans that the majority of Democrats are not liberals. I feel, being in my 60s now, that we are mostly centrists, kind of in the middle, maybe liberal on some views and conservative on others.

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Letter: Our leaders need to be more vigilant in the fight against terror
Posted: June 17, 2016

On occasion, in the past, our political leaders have referred to ISIS in medical terms referring to them as a cancer on the globe. Following the latest “tumorous” attack in Orlando when leadership was asked what could be done about future attacks, the response in part, was that we needed to be more vigilant. What does that mean? We need to start looking “over” our collective shoulder and peeping “over” our neighbor’s fence keeping a closer eye on each other?

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Letter: We put others at risk when we don’t celebrate responsibly
Posted: June 15, 2016

Let's celebrate freedom.

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Letter: Reader expects more from the president
Posted: June 15, 2016

What if, on December 7, 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, our president had addressed the nation as follows:

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Letter: Citizen Academy a great opportunity to see how police department operates
Posted: June 14, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Lodi Police Department Citizen Academy. For the past nine weeks we discussed a multitude of subjects such as gang investigations, jail operations and dispatch, detective bureau, special Investigations/narcotics, partners/crime prevention, SWAT and bomb squad, etc. This enlightening opportunity was put in to action by LPD and organized by Sgt. Sean Blandford, and multiple guest speakers contributed to each session.

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Letter: Resident complimentary of construction crew
Posted: June 14, 2016

My compliments to the City of Lodi for engaging the River Knife Construction to help prepare for the installing of water meters. On our street, the company’s crew did an exemplary job making ready for the meters.

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Friday 06/10/2016
Letter: Clinton handing over California to Mexico?
Posted: June 10, 2016

There is group called “La Raza” and their main goal is to have the Mexican government to take over California and other states claiming California and these other states belong to Mexico.

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Letter: Will Democrats field an all-woman ticket for November election?
Posted: June 10, 2016

An all-woman executive suite may be in America’s political future.

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Thursday 06/09/2016
Letter: Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet
Posted: June 09, 2016

The Internet is a great invention, but it can be a dangerous tool. On the Internet, little snippets of information become reality and fact when gleaned from chain emails and conspiracy websites.

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