Editor: In a recent letter Holly Dove asked what “real Republicans” want from government.

The answer is short: We want protection from enemies foreign and domestic, enforcement of the laws and the freedoms guaranteed to us under the Constitution.

A longer answer, and one she may not understand as well, is what we don’t want from government.

For example we don’t want government telling us what we can say and think and telling us how to run our lives and our businesses, what kind of cars we have to drive, what kind of house we have to live in, what social causes we have to support, where we have to send our kids to school or what they have to be taught.

In short, we want to live in a free country as free and mature adults.

The “immature children” are those who want government to act as a surrogate parent, protecting them from things they don’t like and doing more and more for them and who act out through rioting, arson, looting, destruction of government and private property, blockading of streets and assaults on those who don’t let them have their way.

We have seen that happening in some of our cities literally every day for months on end with little or no criticism from democratic leaders.

It is time for the the social justice warriors to stop their “childish bullying” and let the adults live the lives they want to live, not the ones people like Dove want them to live.

Jeff Keller

Lake Havasu City

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Vince Gors

Thank You President Donald J.Trump!1

He has ordered the FBI,CIA and Dept. Of Justice to release all documents related to the dim's phony hillary Russian Hoax!.

MY OH MY!! are there some of the BottomDwellers squirming now? LOL[lol]

BigBob

vinnie, you should be careful what you wish for. Typhoid Donnie may have just pooped in his own mess kit - again.

BoneSpurs McPantsLoad

One of the consequences of all this is feeling like a stranger in my own country. At this time, I do not feel at ease traveling to other parts of the state, let alone the country. I’m wondering about the emotional stability of my neighbors still flying their trump, Gadsden or confederate flags. Are there people in our police/local government that support the overthrow of our government? What about the people who have F*** Biden flags hanging in their garages, flagpoles and cars? For those trumpers who continue to think the election was rigged and he had no culpability in the insurrection at the Capital, are you merely expressing your opinion, or are you warning us that you’re on such a short fuse, you’re just waiting for some dog whistle to set you off? With American friends/neighbors like this who needs enemies.....

BigBob

New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, “I’m here to announce that the city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization.”

De Blasio said the Trump Organization earns about $17 million a year in profits from its contracts to run two ice skating rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx.The city can legally terminate a contract if the leadership of a company is engaged in criminal activity, the Democratic mayor said. “Inciting an insurrection — let’s be very clear, let’s say the words again — inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity," he said.

The move to end Trump's business contracts in the city he formerly called home is the latest example of how the Jan. 6 breach by violent Trump supporters is affecting the Republican president’s business interests.The PGA of America voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship away from his New Jersey golf course next year, a move that came after social media platforms disabled Trump’s accounts and Shopify took down online stores affiliated with him.

De Blasio had said earlier that the city was examining its legal options to end the Trump contracts. He said Wednesday that city lawyers determined that if Trump sues over the move, the city will win. Trump “incited a mob to attack the Capitol,” de Blasio said, adding, “The lawyers looked at it and it was just as clear as a bell that’s grounds for severing these contracts and we’re moving to do that right away.”

simon1dog

Trump could care less. He'll sell those venues and move everything to Florida and Texas. Businesses are bailing out of New York as fast as they are California. Quit watching CNN there Shishka and get the real scoop on things.

shutthefrontdoor

News flash! Florida doesn't want Boss Tweet either. They want him out of his residence in Mar-a-Lago and the Palm Beach neighborhood. A pariah now impeached a second time, no corporate sponsors, no social media to vent for this deranged madman, no PGA sanctions, no New York contracts, no banks to lend him the big bucks, nobody to embrace this criminal that attempted to turn America into Venezuela. He was elected and "handed a Lamborghini and treated it like a lawnmower!" January 20th-National Flush Day!

Too old for this

You are a slow learner, Bob. Just as during the first political witch hunt that the Liberals called an Impeachment, this latest episode of political theater is all for show. There has been no conviction for anything, much less "Inciting an insurrection." DeBlasio may end up making the Trumps richer than the Obamas after all the dust settles.

Trump screwed the pooch many times over the past 4 years, but he certainly did not do any of what Pelosi and her band of haters have tried to say that he did. Good luck with Biden. He might remember to show up on the 20th, but we can't be sure.

BigBob

What it is time for is for the conservative/fascist domestic terrorists to be brought to justice with everyone one of identified charged with multiple murder counts along with the myriad other charges these morons earned. And of course the second impeachment of the tin-horn dictator will be icing on the cake.c

And in 7 days President Biden will be sworn in, democracy will return to our nation and Typhoid Donnie will be arrested, along with his entire crime family for crimes against America.

Vince Gors

Short Memory? All the Businesses Burned, Looted, Destroyed,All the Police Officers Hurt And Killed by you people and your Idols BLM, the Slime of the Planet? I thought your Senile Disgrace for a president was going to bring Peace,Working Together and in Unity and Cooperation?

Now a Phony Impeachment? The dim's are so stupid and desperate and Scared of president Trump running in 2024 they are grabbing at Straws. When Sleepy "JOE" and The "HO" are finished destroying everything president Trump repaired from 'oblama" the Country will be Begging DJT to run again and "Resuce " all of us.

BigBob

Vinnie, I have to agree Typhoid Donnie is indeed a " Senile Disgrace for a president," but now that he's been impeached - again - we can move on from his ignorance.

Who are "Sleepy Joe," and "The Ho" and "ob;lama?" Are these more of he little voices only you can hear?

Now we have an actual Kristallnacht, where a maniacal fascist fool stirred his domestic terrorist morons to march on our nations capitol where they ransacked and damaged the seat of our government, injured and killed Americans in an attempt to overthrow our democratic process of the transition of power. Now we have the words of the moron on tape and hundreds of hours of videos of the perpetrators who are being identified and arrested. It would seem that what is taking place – including the second impeachment of the fascist – is exactly what you would want. In other words, take action against the domestic terrorists.

NorthLong

Here's a member of BigBonb's beloved BLM:

Susan Rosenberg, a convicted domestic terrorist, has served as vice chair of the board of directors for Thousand Currents, an organization that provides fundraising and fiscal sponsorship for the Black Lives Matter Global Movement. She was an active member of revolutionary left-wing movements whose illegal activities included bombing U.S. government buildings and committing armed robberies.

BigBob

Here's a (dead) member of Typhoid Donnie's domestic terrorist brigade that attacked our nation's capitol on 6 January -

Ashli Babbitt, who died after being shot by Capitol police. Looking at her social-media footprint paints a picture of a woman who was angry at most government leaders, devoted to Trump, and who had been sucked into a dangerous fantasy world of QAnon and election-fraud conspiracies spun by right-wing hucksters and Trump sycophants.

And here is the leader of the fascist domestic terrorists .

December 20th, 2020: Typhoid Donnie tweets to his followers; “Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!”

January 6th, 2021: Typhoid Donnie delivers on his “wild” promise. At the very hour the 2020 election was being certified, with Vice President Mike Pence (and his family) in attendance, after whipping the crowd into a froth, the fool told his MAGAts; “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave Senators and Congressmen and women. We will never give up, we will never concede!” (It should be noticed that “we” did not include Typhoid Donnie).

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Minutes later, the domestic terrorists did as they were told, while Typhoid Donnie and his entourage returned to the White House and watched it all unfold on television. The mob marched to the Capitol and desecrated it. Five people died in the mêlée. The Confederate flag flew under the Capitol Dome of the United States of America for the first time in history.

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The election certification process was suspended. Lawmakers took cover in the gallery, in the basement, wherever they could find safety, as Typhoid Donnie’s cultists trashed the symbol of American Democracy—at the behest and apparent approval of the Commander in Chief.

Too old for this

If Sleepy Joe restores democracy, he will indict those BLM and Antifa members how have destroyed so many cities since May, 2020. That is only fair and just.

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