Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

About sanctuary cities and voting

After reading two recent articles in The News-Gazette, I have two separate comments.

First, in regards to Esteban J. Tomas, who is accused of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with an accident that killed a woman on New Year's Eve, no worries for him.

Voter fraud helps Trump, hurts us

Reports of voter fraud have been appearing in the press recently, one example being a case in Michigan.

But all the reports, uniformly, do not report how these scofflaws voted for president.

GOP will own new repeal-and-replace

Congressman Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, put in a virtual appearance in the district on Feb. 15 with an over-the-phone town hall.

From what I heard of the health care discussion, Congressman Davis said: (1) Obamacare is a failure; (2) every problem anyone has ever had with health care can be blamed on Obamacare; (3) the Republican repeal-and-replace plan is going to be great.

Voters want Davis to meet and talk

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, claims that he "doesn't do grandstanding events" and that instead he gives opportunities to those "that don't want to listen to the screaming and shouting from people who obviously don't want me to win or even be in this job."

Don't flatter yourself, Congressman, and don't insult your constituents.

Idea for a better downtown hotel

Dennis Roberts, alderman of the 5th Ward, recently wrote a plea to preserve and renovate the downtown Urbana hotel.

Tele-town hall was not good enough

The tele-town hall meeting conducted by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, on Feb. 15 was a laudable, but wholly unsatisfactory response to requests to meet with constituents of the 13th Congressional District.

With many citizens deeply concerned about a wide variety of issues, Rep. Davis should provide a suitable public forum for us to have substantive discussion.

Prussing's efforts have aided Urbana

Alderwoman Diane Marlin was quoted on Feb. 8 saying "being mayor in a little, bitty city like this is all about personal relationships."

The job of Urbana's mayor is much bigger than that.

Congressmen have a duty of oversight

In light of the avalanche of credible revelations that the White House has become a client of the Kremlin, at what point are Republican Congressmen John Shimkus and Rodney Davis not only guilty of dereliction of their constitutional duty of oversight, but have crossed the threshold to treason by acquiescence?

ALFONSO VALDES

Mahomet

Seniors need assurance on Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage is a popular and effective program used by millions of seniors.

Personally, this program has had a tremendous, positive impact on my current health situation. This is a portion of our health care system that works well, and I look forward to seeing our new president and his administration fighting to keep it safe.

Man's job on volleyball court and in church?

The Sunday, Feb. 12, News-Gazette contained an interesting irony.

A front-page article discussed the relatively small percentage (36 percent) of Division I NCAA women's volleyball coaches, while a full-page ad (page A-7), taken out by local churches, displayed photos of 13 local clergy — a dozen men and one woman.

MICHAEL FUERST

Urbana