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Letters to the editor, June 7


Published:   |   Updated: June 6, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Don’t trust Hillary

Columnist Marty Moore’s undying support for Hillary Clinton is in keeping with his lack of concern for the American people at large.

Can you imagine Mrs. Clinton as president after failing to render aid to U.S. embassy in Benghazi in its time of need? As the secretary of state she did a great job attending social events, but when it came to this difficult decision she failed. With no excuse or support, leaving the State Department was her best choice.

Who in America could expect her to lead our armed forces and support veterans when the going gets tough?

I viewed a bumper sticker that provided an update of how many Americans feel. It stated, “I am proud to be an American, but I do not trust our Government.”

Richard Allard

New Port Richey

Reader beware

Suncoast News readers should be wary of taking nutritional or environmental advice from Will Coggin’s June 2 op-ed page column “This Summer, Grill Without Fear,” June 2).

Coggin’s “Center for Consumer Freedom” is a Washington front group that has vigorously advocated for big tobacco, tanning beds, trans-fats and corn syrup, among others. He cites the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as climate authority in the newspaper while his employer bashes the agency’s science in ads and online.

Small actions can make a big difference for animals. The Humane Society of the United States advocates compassionate eating — or the Three Rs: “reducing” or “replacing” consumption of animal products, and “refining” our diets by choosing products from sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards. This is a great place to start.

Paul Shapiro

Washington, D.C.

The writer is vice president of farm animal protection for The Humane Society of the United States.

Drunks kill, too

I agree with our neighbor Robert Jonatzke’s letter that people kill, not guns. Drunken people get behind the wheel of a car and that makes them a killer. If you are going to drive a car then do so and be responsible.

Janet Buchwalter

New Port Richey

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