O'Connor right man
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I do not know A.G. Witt III from Sand Springs, in regard to his letter to the editor (“Listen to peers of Tulsa attorney John O'Connor,” Oct. 7).
I do, however, know John O'Connor, the subject of his letter and nominated for a federal judge seat in Oklahoma.
You will not find a finer example of judiciary character than John. He is a Constitutionalist, extremely smart and a dedicated family man.
The American Bar Association is made up of mostly trial lawyers. That the ABA members rated him as unqualified is political folly at best.
President Trump does his research. His legacy will be the judicial appointments he makes. John O'Connor is one of those appointments. breaks for their wealthy benefactors and right-wing judges.
They've lost their soul along with their integrity and honor.
What they got in return are temporary ideological gains. But for many Americans, their integrity and public trust will never return.
Ronald Reagan's “shining city on the hill” is crumbling. The Republican Party is an empty vessel, void of ideas other than scathing, negative ads stoking fear and resentment for anything not Donald Trump.
As the soul goes, so goes the spirit. All that is left is a party of hypocrites promoting divisiveness and hatred fueled by the hubris of mostly old white men who made a pact with the devil.
But we're all paying for that deal. Hopefully, American voters are poised to administer a big dose of poison to a political party which has lost its way.
It's certain America wants to be great again, but to get there we must first reclaim our soul. before turning 18.
It is also not surprising that long-term foster care is associated with substance abuse, emotional problems and academic problems.
America needs to find more parents willing to foster. This shouldn't exclude gay couples.
There are a lot of common myths that come to mind when thinking about a child being adopted by a gay or lesbian couple. One is that the only acceptable home for a child has a mother and father.
There is no evidence that suggests children from gay or lesbian parents are less popular, less intelligent, suffer from more problems or have any less self-confidence than children of straight parents.
Think of all of the opportunities we could give these children if we could put negative thoughts about gay and lesbian couples behind us. Think of all the children who could be provided a home.