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Enemy of the people is ‘alternative truth’

In regard to the letter “Facts and lies,” penned by Stephen Christ, about the screaming headline about ICE detaining a man who was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital (which was fact one) and that the rest of the story is buried back on Page 5 in which the man arrested was an illegal who was wanted for murder (fact two). First of all, fact one was what happened currently and fact two was previous (unless the murder happened on the way to the hospital).

Things aren’t buried on the inside pages unless they are actually started there. All of a paper’s stories on the front page cannot be completed on page one, obviously, even stories about, well, Donald Trump.

There is nothing despicable about the story nor fake, and it’s not an opinion piece, thereby not making it propaganda. The real enemies of the people are those who try to twist fact into a melodramatic rant that pretty much resembles “alternative truth.”

CLAUDIA RUSSELL Springdale

Womack, Congress must be prepared to impeach

I agree wholeheartedly that the impeachment of a president of the United States by the House is a serious charge. It is undoubtedly the most serious issue our congressman, Steve Womack, and his fellow House members will ever be exected to confront.

I believe Trump’s election was a result of a coming together of many unexpected things, including the intervention of Putin and the Russian government in our 2016 presidential election in favor of Trump. Because of his behavior prior to and during the nomination process and during his first several months in office, I believe he may well be guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and possibly even treason and bribery. His meeting with Putin in Helsinki in the absence of Congress and the American people knowing what was talked about is one of several examples of possible impeachable charges.

One cannot keep abreast of Trump’s bizarre behavior and decision-making without questioning his motives and perhaps even his sanity.

These are harsh words that aren’t uttered without serious thought and consideration. Although unlikely, I believe it isn’t impossible that under his unorthodox leadership revealed by his constant personal attacks, congenital lying, inconsistencies and vicious threats, he could do something unimaginable.

I understand completely, I believe, that a document or so-called “smoking gun” has not quite yet appeared. If and when it does, as one of Womack’s constituents, I ask him respectfully to support his impeachment, for I do not believe that the Democrats will regain control of the House in November.

JOE D. BENNETT Harrison

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