Tuesday letters: Trump and Putin, Houston fireworks, Trump-haters

Tuesday letters: Trump and Putin, Houston fireworks, Trump-haters

July 3, 2017
Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Staff

Fireworks ignite the sky during the Freedom Over Texas festival as part of the celebratory events commemorating Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Punching Putin

Regarding "Disbelief as Trump posts video of him 'wrestling' CNN" (Page A12, Monday), President Trump made his first priority to assault the news media and has repeatedly proposed changing the U.S. Constitution to destroy any news that isn't complementary of him. He made the attack literal this weekend with a video showing himself repeatedly beating a news reporter until dead or dying. This after many ugly remarks on social media about reporters, and women in general.

He now is traveling to meet this dictator of Russia who orchestrated the brilliant assault upon the U.S. electoral process, which assured his election. Will Trump use his celebrated fists to punch the nose of this dictator for his remarkable debunking of our democracy? Don't count on it.

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Mike McClure, Sugar Land

Fireworks

Regarding "Why is Houston siding with a dictatorship?" (Page A15, Thursday), how ironic that the leaders of the city of Houston chose Citgo as the primary sponsor for the "Freedom Over Texas" Fourth of July celebration. It's "real," not "fake," news that Citgo, while based in Houston, is owned 100 percent by Venezuela's state-run oil company. Last year, that state-owned Venezuewwlan oil company used a 49.9 percent stake in Citgo as collateral on a loan from Russia's state-owned oil company, Rosneft. Given the crises in Venezuela, it's entirely possible, probably likely, that Russia would wind up owning Citgo.

Terry Johnston, Baytown

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Our liberty

Regarding "Architect of liberty" (Page A29, Sunday), our Founding Fathers, who offered their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to establish the United States of America probably never dreamed it would last this long. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights have protected this country though so many crises.

Today, certain forces are determined to destroy this form of government. They do not and will not accept the fact that our election system works. We now have a president who sees the nation's problems and faults, and is willing to stand up to correct what is wrong.

President Trump has been in office more than five months, and it's time for people to let him do his business.

James E. Muecke, Houston

Source : http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/letters/article/Tuesday-letters-Trump-and-Putin-Houston-11264183.php

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