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Letter to the Editor: Left's criticism ingenuous

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Since this is an opinion forum, I welcome anyone who disagrees with my opinions to "have at it."

The facts in my articles are not pulled out of thin air but are well researched facts. Liberals like Judy Mesko should remember when people point fingers at someone else, there's three fingers pointing back at them. If anyone exaggerated it was Ms. Mesko, since I've never used any of Trump's tweets in an article. It's typical liberal bloviating and lies we've come to expect.

Ms. Mesko claims that voter ID laws are racist. What's racist, as the left has claimed, is that people of color don't have the where with all to acquire a simple photo ID. If everything is racist, then nothing is racist Here's one of those researched facts. In August 2018, the U.S. Attorney's office charged 19 illegal aliens in N.C. for voting illegally in the 2016 election. Probably wouldn't cancel your vote Judy since all the lawbreakers were Democrats. And how'd that never-ending mantra of racism work out for your side in Florida, Georgia and Mississippi?

When you hear a leftist holler "common-sense gun laws" they are usually devoid of any common sense. The gun death stats you provided were an attempt to attack the Second Amendment. First, in 2017 CDC researchers found that 61 percent of firearm deaths are from suicide, not homicide. Second, the constitutional purpose of the Second Amendment is for protection. So how do you wiggle your way out of a report that came out under the Obama regime that somewhere between a half million to upwards of three million Americans used a firearm in self defense, compared to about 300,000 crimes where a firearm was used?

The math should tell the gun-grabbing progressives that more people were saved by a weapon than harmed by one. And oh, by the way Judy, the top 11 cities with the highest gun deaths are all run by Democrats, but you said this was a Republican problem, right?

Due to word limits, here's some closing thoughts. Never heard from the bleeding-heart liberals when over 30 journalists were killed in Mexico during Obama's tenure. Obama's hypocrisy was on full display praising the Paris Climate Accord, then gushing like an oil well that energy production went up every year he was in office.

Trump certainly is not a choir boy, but Bill Clinton was a serial sexual predator. So folks, should you ever find yourself a target of liberal bitterness, meanness or insecurities, remember things could be worse — you could be them.

Perry LaGrange

Rocky Mount

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