Putting Amer­ica first hon­ors na­tion’s war­riors

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

I just read a long ar­ti­cle in the Feb. 9 is­sue of the North­west Ar­kan­sas Demo­crat-Gazette about the con­fir­ma­tion of Jeff Ses­sions of Alabama to be the U.S. at­tor­ney gen­eral.

It seems Pres­i­dent Trump thinks more of his South­ern friends than he does of many from New Eng­land states. There’s got to be a rea­son for this. I think he knows of lot of “Yan­kees” are fast-talk­ing deal-mak­ers who may or may not be peo­ple of in­tegrity and trust­wor­thy. I espe­cially like Sen. Ses­sions for at­tor­ney gen­eral be­cause he has no time for the ACLU and has some doubts about some of the “goals” of the NAACP.

I don’t know about DeVos as sec­re­tary of ed­u­ca­tion. She may need some good ad­vis­ers to keep her think­ing straight.

Mr. Price is a rich man, but I doubt he’s a crook. He’ll prob­a­bly make a good sec­re­tary of the trea­sury.

I’m sure a few years ago the Repub­li­can se­na­tors (who were in the mi­nor­ity then) could have worked harder to sup­port bills in­tro­duced by their Demo­cratic col­leagues. And I think now that Democrats (who are in the mi­nor­ity) could try a lit­tle harder to work with the Repub­li­can ma­jor­ity.

If we love our coun­try and want to see it move for­ward in every re­spect, then make Amer­ica (USA) our No. 1 pri­or­ity and our­selves No. 2.

Our rep­re­sen­ta­tives could no noth­ing bet­ter to honor the thou­sands of United States mil­i­tary (and am­bas­sadors) who have given their lives for the free­doms we en­joy (even many coun­tries of the world). When we think of the many 19-year-old boys who were de­nied a happy life at home after World War II, Korea, Viet­nam, Desert Storm, etc., how could we not put Amer­ica first in their honor?

WIL­LIAM C. “BILL” SCHAE­FER Lin­coln

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