Column on Loeffler violated newspaper policy
A letter to the editor criticizing Editorial Page Editor Adam Van Brimmer for his column on then U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler astutely pointed out the piece violated the newspaper’s stance on political candidate endorsements. Van Brimmer’s piece called Loeffler a poor candidate and said nothing of her opponent, Raphael Warnock, who didn’t even know what a senator did.
I think there are times when one has to analyze the ramification of their vote, be the candidate a Republican or Democrat the worst or best. How did this vote affect the country? This time it meant whether we were going to have one party in power or two. Had Loeffler or David Perdue won their races, the Republicans would have held onto the Senate majority.
Had it been the other way around, I would have voted for the Democrats, because I believe in the two party system. But now the Democrats are the one party and there are no checks or balances.
Liz Bartlett, Richmond Hill
Democratic wins in Georgia signal end for GOP
We migrated from New Jersey to Savannah 14 years ago to join family members though we knew the South was the home of the KKK and virulent racists clinging to past generations.
Most of us who may not be as fluent in explaining the body politic of racism understand that Donald Trump has been riding the crest of that wave of racial animus he chose to shockingly exploit to his advantage. That has been his lifelong pursuit to bring it to the forefront for his like-minded sycophants.
This explains his bold declarative: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose voters.” Who says that? His presidency revealed the dirty underbelly “the land of the free and the brave.”
This presidential election triggered an awakening that residents of this state were desirous of an urgent change in the negative perception, by turning Georgia “blue”, thereby sending a shock wave equivalent to a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale, crippling the Republican establishment. I have a premonition, given the enthusiasm generated, the two Senate seats may well be the final nails in the coffin of the Trump Republican Party.
The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris combo have full control to undo the damage inflicted on the country by Trump.
Jean Max Dorsinville, Pooler
No comparison between protestors and Capitol rioters
A recent op-ed headlined “Both sides need to condemn bad actors” reminded me of the infamous quote “very fine people on both sides.” The columnist seemed to imply there are bad actors in Black Lives Matt and antifa just as deserving of condemnation as those who stormed our Capitol building.
On Aug. 29, 2020, I stood before a group of Proud Boys in the small city of Sandy, Ore. They gathered in small towns before driving into Portland at night. A Patriot Prayer member had been killed in Portland the previous night. They carried handguns, assault rifles, paintball guns and wore their signature MAGA caps.
It was my intention to persuade them that weapons were not needed to face unarmed protesters and certainly not on a Sunday afternoon in Sandy. I never felt threatened by the Proud Boys, but as I recall, our only agreement was they had superior weaponry in the event of widespread rioting.
I spend most of my summers in Oregon because of family. Locals have an insight of events not always accurately depicted by outside news sources. There are those who hijack events for their own agenda, but I can assure you, during the Portland unrest of 2020, BLM did not carry weapons, riot nor loot. Antifa is a loose-knit group, but in general, neither did they.
I applaud the Savannah Morning News for presenting divergent views, but comparing BLM and antifa to groups who stormed our Capitol is like comparing Dennis the Menace to Attila the Hun.
James Howell, Savannah
Congrats to Pooler lawyer on legal award
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend congratulations to C. Elisia Frazier, managing deputy city attorney for the City of Atlanta, on receiving the Father Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service, presented by the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice.
Frazier, a resident of Pooler and former principal of the Frazier Law and Consulting Group in Savannah, has earned a stellar reputation for her in-house counsel work and civil rights and social justice advocacy during her three decades as a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
This recognition of our distinguished colleague for such a prestigious national award is a source of pride for the entire Georgia legal community. We extend our applause to Elisia Frazier.
Dawn M. Jones, president
State Bar of Georgia
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