To the Editor:

(Re.”Gun control isn’t the answer to preventing mass shootings,” June 9, 2022) It was really disturbing to read a letter to the editor in the June 9th edition, in which the writer called people of the same political party, who do not think exactly the same as they do “traitorous RINOS.”

A democracy depends on people expressing their opinions, discussing things and coming to conclusions for the benefit of the common good. Unfortunately, that is not happening very often these days.

There seems to be more harmful divisive name-calling. Calling ones neighbors, who have differing opinions traitors is extremely dangerous and un-American.

—Linda Wilkens

Green Lake

(38) comments

Sallie Helmer

I wrote:

“Conservatives and law-abiding gun owners must defeat this radical administration and the traitorous RINOs that want to disarm us, this November at the ballot box.“

RINO means ‘Republican In Name Only’. They are traitors to Conservative Republicans who are law-abiding gun owners who believe the U.S. Constitution is set and not a living document. Of course Amendments have and can be made to it. Here is a list of ten such Republicans who betray the meaning of the 2nd Amendment.

“ Of the 10 Republicans who support the legislation, Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, and Roy Blunt of Missouri are all set to retire after their terms end.

The other six Republicans who signed onto the legislation — Cornyn, Tillis and Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — are not up for reelection this cycle.”

The gun control proposal will not stop mass shootings because criminals do not obey the law.

Al Fresco

You just don't understand. No matter how you justify yourself, you are calling others names. Can't you find something that will bring you joy. Do you realize you have become the laughing stock of the Ripon community?

Sallie Helmer

You telling me I am the laughing stock of the community doesn't mean much. I would never align myself with people who voted for Slow Joe.

Al Fresco

"Slow Joe"? You just can't resist the name calling. Show respect of others and perhaps there's a good chance others will show you some .

Michael Shohoney

Sallie wears Trump blinders.

Sallie Helmer

I can’t remember when you showed respect to President Donald J. Trump.

https://youtu.be/4zywaK8WVCY

Al Fresco

You always have a comeback, don't you?

Bill Bumby

When did he earn it? When he mocked a disabled reporter? When he and his grifter kids stole from a charity for kids with cancer? When he ripped off veterans with his bogus university? When he padded his own wallet with taxpayer dollars making countless trips to his own golf courses and charging the Secret Service premium rates to stay at his garish dumps? When he paid hush money to a Stormy Daniels while his third wife was nursing his fifth child? When has respect ever been warranted with this guy?

Bill Bumby

Do you think trump elbowing past the President of Montenegro at a meeting of NATO members so he could stand in the front row and preen warrants respect? Personally, I’ve never been more embarrassed for this country. But, you do you. Sallie…

Bill Bumby

Tell me it never happened, Sallie… https://youtu.be/Iimj0j4NYME

Dale Failor

Normal people don't respect traitors. People that cause a resurrection don't deserve ANY RESPECT.

Michael Shohoney

Sallie, Respect is earned, not granted. He's done nothing to earn anyone's respect. Also, you're being hypocritical since I've never seen you extend respect to our current President, nor the President before Cheetohead.

Arthur Baseler

"When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"

Sallie Helmer

Fake Christians like the J6 Select Partisan Committee.

https://amgreatness.com/2022/06/15/what-the-january-6-committee-might-have-been/?fbclid=IwAR1PYV8dIIljtzKbBzY8vhvZj4K3VG2mDibIL6W1QloxlyO3V4dhnUoJQ6I

Al Fresco

You of all people should know about the faux christians. Firsthand experience?

Arthur Baseler

Are all those Republicans testifying at the January 6th hearings RINO's also Sallie?

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Sallie Helmer

https://amgreatness.com/2022/06/13/the-j6-pilot-flopped/

Arthur Baseler

tRump for prison! What was Flynn saying? Oh ya "lock him up"!

Bill Bumby

The things I read when I’m fresh out of troll spray…

Sallie Helmer

Official Statement From 45th President, Donald J. Trump

On the January 6th Committee:

“Our nation is SUFFERING. Our economy is in the gutter. Inflation is rampant. Gas prices have reached an all-time high. Ships are unable to unload cargo. Families cannot get needed baby formula. We are an embarrassment around the world… We have a White House in shambles, with Democrats, just this week, declaring that Biden is unfit to run for reelection.

And what is the Democrat Congress focused on? A Kangaroo Court, hoping to distract the American people from the great pain they are experiencing.”

Al Fresco

trump is a has-been. You are better off believing in your god than believing in a charlatan trump

Judy Gauthier

All of these things you mention Sally, are a result of private industry failing. The baby formula shortage was due to a recall. This is private industry that manufactures formula. I thought that the government wasn't supposed to interfere with the private sector? How can that possibly be Joe Biden's fault? So if you think it's a Kangaroo court then we shouldn't try criminals? Criminals shouldn't be accountable for their crimes? Donald Trump is a criminal.

Arthur Baseler

"RINO means ‘Republican In Name Only’. They are traitors to Conservative Republicans---". Are the Republicans testifying before the January 6th Commission RINOs also Sallie???

Bill Bumby

My post was hardly meant for you, Arthur. It’s simply where it got displayed.

Sallie Helmer

The Unselect Committee is a Partisan group. The two Republicans on the Committee are RINOs. The investigation is another 'Witch Hunt' to get Trump.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2022/06/13/flashback-when-democrats-attacked-democracy-n2608636

Al Fresco

Please. If we don't question the events of Jan 6 and try to understand who are the perps and enablers, we'll never know. If you truly believe in the country and our democracy, then you will look for truth. People of your ilk have done potential harm to the country. Shouldn't they be exposed and perhaps even tried in a court of law?

Trump needs to be held accountable for the damage he has done to the country. Those who supported the lies must also be held accountable.

When will you start showing some care about the country? If anyone is partisan, it is you.

Dale Failor

The ones doing the name calling are for a big part the religious ones.

Sallie Helmer

“ Is It Time to Call Democrats 'Evil'? You Decide

Wayne Allyn Root | Feb 09, 2020

“ But what if I were to report that Democrats are extreme, radical Stepford wives trying to destroy America, American exceptionalism, capitalism, the U.S. Constitution and the middle class? Some of you might say, "Wayne, you're exaggerating."

Nope. I'm not.

I'm going to play the role of Paul Revere. I'm going to expose a bill in Congress championed by congressional Democrats called H.R. 5383: the New Way Forward Act, introduced in December. It's so extreme, radical, hateful and offensive toward American citizens that its only possible goal is the end of America.

I believe it represents evil.” I agree Democrats are evil.

https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2020/02/09/is-it-time-to-call-democrats-evil-you-decide-n2561009

Al Fresco

Hmmm, I don't remember anyone asking. You are only one out of 7+ billion people on the planet. Everyone has an opinion. Does yours really matter? Perhaps less than you think.

Sallie Helmer

If my opinion doesn't matter---- why do you comment?

Dan Gatzke

HR5383 was introduced in December of 2019. It ends mandatory detention for asylum seekers with credible fear of persecution. It prohibits DHS from entering into contracts with any public or private for-profit entity to house immigrants in DHS custody. It prohibits state and local officials from performing the duties of immigration officials. Calling this bill evil doesn't sound like it's the "end of America" but more like the sky is falling.

Sallie Helmer

"The New Way Forward Act -- which supporters say is intended to "advance racial justice for immigration communities" -- says anyone and everyone in the world can come to America -- no laws, no papers, no background check required. It eliminates illegal immigration.

And it makes it virtually impossible for anyone to ever again be deported, for any reason. Being here illegally will never again result in deportation. Neither will committing serious crimes. This bill brags about ending the "prison to deportation pipeline."

No criminal can be deported for drug offenses, fraud or felonies. Not for depraved acts of moral turpitude, such as sexual assault, child abuse and sex crimes against children. Any crime that carries a sentence of less than five years will no longer result in deportation. In many cases, this includes manslaughter.

The bill even eliminates the statute that bars anyone from immigrating here if convicted abroad of drug crimes, or any crimes involving moral turpitude. So, rapists, child molesters, and MS-13 and Mexican drug cartel gangsters: Democrats welcome you to America.

But I've saved the worst for last. The bill is retroactive. It allows anyone and everyone ever before deported to come back -- as long as they would have been eligible under the provisions of the new law.

Worse, some critics argue that language in the proposal would force the Department of Homeland Security to pay for deported criminals to come back with your tax dollars. The list of dangerous illegal alien criminals who have been deported numbers in the hundreds of thousands. They're all invited back, and American taxpayers are on the hook for their plane tickets."

Complete lawlessness will destroy America. Democrats' war on police and letting criminals out of prisons to offend again is a war on law abiding citizens.

Arthur Baseler

Wayne Allyn Root is an American conservative radio host, author, activist, far-right political commentator and conspiracy theorist. He is the host of The Wayne Allyn Root Show on KBET and the USA Radio Network and formerly on Newsmax TV. Root was an opinion columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Wikipedia

Sallie Helmer

Dale, Like you could be the judge of who is religious and who is a true Christian.

Sallie Helmer

Dale, Like you could be the judge of who is religious and who is a true Christian.

Dale Failor

Looks like your memory is not working good. To place the same comment twice and 40 min. apart.

Sallie Helmer

I didn't repeat it. It wasn't posted and then it was posted twice.

Bill Bumby

It wasn’t a cogent statement the first time around, Sallie. No need to repeat it…

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