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Letters to the Editor, July 24

Surely this is enough

Surely, this is enough. Surely, Donald Trump’s craven submission to Vladimir Putin and his renunciation of America’s own intelligence agencies is enough for Congressman Greg Walden to say, finally, no more.

Trump has shown himself to be entirely unfit for the office of president of the United States. Every American knows that, after watching Trump stand next to Putin and, incredibly, welcome the offer of Russian agents to investigate Russian interference in American elections. In a tweet before the meeting, Trump blamed American “foolishness and stupidity” for our poor relations with Russia.

As a member of Congress, Walden took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Exhaustive and nonpartisan investigations by our intelligence services have demonstrated that Russia is an active enemy of our election process, the foundation of our democracy. Now is the time for Walden to prove that his loyalty lies toward our country, not this indefensible president.

If he and his Republican colleagues in Congress wish to retain a shred of credibility as public servants and patriotic citizens, they must forcefully condemn Trump’s words and actions, and take immediate steps to rein in his out-of-control presidency.

Pepper Trail

Ashland

Same story, different president

In reading George Rice’s “We need a president” letter (July 17), I found a commonality.

Change the name of Trump to Obama, and we feel exactly the same about the presidency.

Marylata Elton

Jacksonville

Wake up Medford

My husband and I just returned from vacation which included a trip to Bend. Bend is booming and beautiful! The downtown area is filled with restaurants, shops, etc.

Bend has a homeless problem like many cities, but we didn’t see many vagrant people on the streets — that was refreshing! Their streets and sidewalks are clean, unlike Medford’s, which are filthy and getting worse! I’m a third-generation Oregonian raised in Medford and am sickened every day from the appearance of Medford. The amount of trash in the streets and sidewalks is horrible! I’m ashamed of my hometown!

Bend has free parking in their downtown area — like Medford used to have! Medford has a few one- or two-hour parking spaces in downtown but are mostly pay-to-park. I guess the City Council and the “powers that be” don’t want people to visit Medford? What good company would want to open their business in downtown Medford if people have to pay for parking? Maybe that explains all the empty buildings.

There’s a reason Medford is known as “Deadford.” Wake up, Medford City Council! They should take a field trip to Bend to see how to successfully run a city!

David and Lisa Morshead

Eagle Point

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