Letter To The Editor: Exasperation Has Its Limits–I’m Taking Out Futures In Clothespins

Los Alamos

The unsigned letter from the Los Alamos GOP and Dr. Reilly’s letter about Hillary Clinton are not up to the standards I expect in this community. Just a few comments.

Under the U.S. Supreme Court case Communications Workers of America v. Beck (1988) non-union members in a union shop do not have to pay for union political activity but only that part of the dues that go to representation with the employer. Union members vote on what political activity their union will become involved with through their own representatives such as union board members. I was once a union board member.

The Second Amendment will not fall if open carry is not allowed. In the landmark Heller vs. D.C. et al decision, the Court stated “…Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose…”; the court let stand many state laws regulating the personal possession of arms.

So we don’t need the disastrous candidate Donald Trump to protect us from encroachments on the Second Amendment or to keep union workers from being fleeced by union leadership.

As far as Hillary Clinton and Servergate, FBI Director Comey’s crystal clear statements indicated Clinton’s mishandling of classified material. Comey’s statement was reviewed in these words by the New York Times: “…Of 30,000 emails Mrs. Clinton handed over to the State Department, 110 contained information that was classified at the time she sent or received them. Of those, Mr. Comey said, “a very small number” bore markings that identified them as classified. This finding is at odds with Mrs. Clinton’s repeated assertions that none of the emails were classified at the time she sent or received them. The F.B.I. did not disclose the topics of the classified emails…”

Indeed Los Alamos is the last place on earth where one would want to misstate the definition of, or responsibilities of handling, classified matter. Regardless of her early life as a middle class tomboy, etc., etc., Clinton as Secretary of State was careless, pure and simple. And I won’t even get into the Clinton Foundation or what she said to Wall Street execs for a quarter million dollars a pop, as that has not been revealed.

In an election where most of us will be holding our nose as we vote for president, the least we can do is clearly understand the issues. Both parties need to do better.