Right and wrong no joke – Press Enterprise

Re: “Hands off D.C.’s, states’ laws on aid-in-dying” [Opinion, Aug. 8]: It’s ironic that the Press-Enterprise’s editorial fulminating against derailing D.C.’s so-called “Death with Dignity Law” was just above the request to tell a political joke [“We’re asking readers to share their favorite political joke,” Opinion, Aug. 8]. The editorial was in fact a sad commentary about the efforts of the progressive left to completely demolish our Judeo-Christian moral culture, which the P-E has joined their comrades in the effort.

The editorial doesn’t mention morality of the sanctity of life or the corruption of the doctor’s oath “to do no harm”. Instead a kind of hippy-dippy secular ends justify the means is promoted. The Press-Enterprise indicates a concern about “the moralistic meddling of a few politicians” instead of further cheapening the value of life and the morals that this country was founded upon.

There’s nothing wrong with standing up for right over wrong.

— J. Michael Morgan, Corona

No loyalty

Re: “Immigrants eye exiting the U.S.” [News, Aug. 6]: Karla Estrada Sanchez is a poster child for the need to secure our borders. She came to the United States illegally with her parents. She illegally took advantage of everything America had to offer. Now she says “But if we find opportunity in another place, our country is wherever our feet take us.” She entered illegally. She stole benefits she was not entitled to, and now proclaims that she has absolutely no loyalty to our country. May your feet indeed take you elsewhere, Ms. Sanchez. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

— Peter T. Horacek Sr., Hemet

It’s who you know

Re: “Former HR chief hired 3 ex-colleagues” [News, Aug. 5]: How heartwarming to read that the former county HR chief hired three former colleagues at astronomical salaries, benefits and assorted emoluments. The real story here is who hired Cindi Peterson Tompkins in the first place?

This raises a red flag and demands an investigation into just how long this freebie giveaway program has been going without checks and balances on the part of those whose job it is to protect the public trust. Nepotism is alive and well in San Bernardino County.

The old adage has never been truer: It’s not what you know but who you know.

— Jerry Fields, San Bernardino