The Eagle had some good coverage of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. As was mentioned, we need to be reminded of the fact that our freedom is not free and that a lot of blood has been shed to keep it free. The D-Day vets deserve a lot of praise but no more than lots of other combat vets. The potential for a disaster if it failed is what made it so noteworthy. One of the big factors in World War II (and many other conflicts) was bigotry and contempt for other nations.

After browsing some of the articles, I turned to the editorial page. There was an article by Cal Thomas, trashing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and expressing sympathy for Trump. Mueller is a combat wounded vet, highly decorated and the former director of the FBI. Trump's daddy bribed a doctor to attest to Trump's fake bone spurs to keep him out of Vietnam. In addition, he is rated by many as the worst president in history. Thomas was a college dropout, which caused him to lose his draft deferment, then he spent his months in the army as a broadcaster. Thomas is an "evangelical," 81 percent of whom voted for Trump. How much does Thomas pay the Eagle to publish his propaganda?

Enough about past conflicts; now Alabama has a war of its own, thanks to Republicans in the state government -- a war on women and children. That's correct. A 12-year-old who is raped by her father or uncle will be forced to carry the results of that evil the rest of her life. It might not be quite so bad if the Republicans cared about the "unborn." They admit this is just a political hot button to try to force the U.S. Supreme Court do their wishes. Meantime, watch many voters vote to send an alleged child molester to the U.S. Senate.

Carl Hess


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