On top-se­cret se­cu­rity clear­ances

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

What is all that non­sense the left­ist ‘know-itall’ talk­ing heads are talk­ing about? Pres­i­dent Trump is not vi­o­lat­ing any­body’s rights and is not against their free speech. In my opin­ion, any­body leav­ing govern­ment po­si­tions who had any kind of se­cu­rity clear­ance, that priv­i­lege (not right) has to be taken away. They have still their First Amend­ment rights and can say what they want (even un­ac­cept­able in­sults), but they no longer can re­ceive and dis­trib­ute govern­ment se­cret in­for­ma­tion. It does not make any sense for these peo­ple to have se­cu­rity clear­ance, no mat­ter who they are. We have enough stolen in­for­ma­tion leaked and do not need to have for­merly trusted govern­ment em­ploy­ees to help that along. Any­way, if ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary, se­cu­rity clear­ance can be tem­po­rar­ily re­in­stated. All those ‘”talk­ing heads” ac­cus­ing Pres­i­dent Trump of be­ing a “dic­ta­tor” have ac­tu­ally no idea what dic­ta­tors are re­ally all about (oth­er­wise the Democrats turned So­cial­ists would have to re­vise their id­i­otic view­points).

– Helga We­ber, Oakhurst that is lead­ing to more se­vere and de­struc­tive fires.” Su­per­vi­sor Steve Worth­ley ex­pressed his pas­sion for im­prov­ing the way we man­age our forests. Dr. Alex Sher­riffs said "the two go­ril­las in the room" are cli­mate change and for­est man­age­ment prob­lems, and we must ac­knowl­edge and work to­gether to re­solve both of them.

I hope the gov­ern­ing board will give both for­est man­age­ment and cli­mate change the at­ten­tion and re­sources they de­serve.

– Con­nie Young, Fresno ma­jor­ity of his job dealt with qual­ity-of-life is­sues rather than crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity. Land­lord and tenant dis­putes, run­away ju­ve­niles, sui­ci­dal per­sons, etc. are not crimes, but of­fi­cers deal with those is­sues on a daily ba­sis.

The of­fi­cers on the task force are there to pro­tect the san­i­ta­tion work­ers and pro­vide the home­less with a card of­fer­ing help. The ar­ti­cle was cor­rect in all the facts re­lated to the home­less task force and it’s mis­sion.

The san­i­ta­tion crews clean up tons of garbage and hu­man waste left by en­camp­ments and it’s a seven-day-a-week job. Po­lice are there to pro­tect the crews from an­gry home­less peo­ple, col­lect hy­po­der­mic nee­dles and weapons, and hand out the cards with in­for­ma­tion to pro­vide as­sis­tance. Tak­ing away the po­lice of­fi­cers would put san­i­ta­tion crews at risk and deny home­less peo­ple with valu­able in­for­ma­tion. I won­der if home­less en­camp­ments sprang up on City Coun­cil mem­bers (Es­mer­alda) So­ria and (Oliver) Baines front yards with trash and the stench of urine and fe­ces, who would they call?

– Re­becca Bos­ton, Madera

EDITORIAL CAR­TOON BY SW PARRA sw­[email protected]

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