Courier Letters to the Editor 10-12-16

The second presidential debate

Dear Editor,

Thank goodness for Hillary Clinton! My admiration for her has gone over the moon since I watched Sunday’s second presidential debate. Secretary Clinton held her cool in spite of Mr. Trump’s disrespectful and unfounded attacks on her character and professional performance serving the American people for the past 30 years.

Mr. Trump, who has no political experience, was arrogant, bullying and physically stalking Secretary Clinton in the most disturbing manner throughout the debate.

If Mr. Trump thinks his behavior is presidential, he believes in authoritarian dictators. Only a dictator wants to have his political opponent murdered or imprisoned as Mr. Trump has stated he wants to happen to Ms. Clinton.

If Mr. Trump were elected, we all would be living in a nightmare, as he would use the power of the presidency to forcibly silence his critics and opponents.

Donald Trump is a petty and nasty man who boasts of sexually assaulting women by grabbing them in a vulgar manner. Mr. Trump is a totally unacceptable candidate and has demonstrated very clearly how and why he is unfit to be president. Unfortunately for this country, the GOP has nominated a misogynist, racist, vulgar, lying, ignorant mad man as their nominee.

Hillary Clinton has clearly articulated in an intelligent message her accomplishments of the past 30 years. Her plans to improve life for the everyday citizen are well thought out and clearly described.

There’s no longer any question as to which candidate is more knowledgeable, more experienced, more mature and more fit to be president. If Donald Trump carries even one state, it is a disgrace to this country.

Marley Allgood


Living left in a world built for righties

Dear Editor,

People who are left-handed have to struggle to get along in a world geared toward a majority right-handed population. To them it’s like being born on the wrong side of the mirror. When in school, the notebooks are geared to right-handed students. Ever try writing left-handed in one of those? The bales that hold the paper are in the way and bothersome as you try to write.

Desks that we called half desks held the notebook, but a left-hander had nowhere to rest their arms to write. Remember when phones had dials and trying to dial with your left hand?

I ought to know — I’m left-handed. I’ve had people jump back and say, “you’re left-handed!” when I was signing a check.

They acted like I had the plague. Any of you left-handed ever experience that?

Left also gets a bad rap in life.

For instance Leftists, left out, leftovers, left behind, left-handed compliment (had one of those a while back on one of my letters), two left feet, two left thumbs.

The right side of the brain is said to control the left side of the body. If so, only left-handed people are in their right minds then.

Some famous people who were left-handed include Ben Franklin, Gandhi, Buzz Aldrin and Henry Ford, to name just a very few.

I’ve heard it said that left-handed people can see better underwater than right-handed people, too. One Christmas when I was 14, I went to my brother-in-law’s parents’ home with him and my sister for dinner. He and my sister were left-handed, along with his parents and his aunt who was there. That’s six people sitting around the table who were all left-handed — something I’d never experienced before or since.

Hard for you right-handed people to understand the awkwardness of being born left-handed since you make up 90 percent of the population in America today.

If you are a child and are left-handed, don’t let it bother you. As for me, I like being left-handed. It gives me a sense of independence not being like everyone else. Always remember, no one ever got to be remembered being like everyone else. Left onward!

P.S. Aug. 13 was National Left Handers Day.

Eddie Boggs