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The essence of democracy

To the editor: President Trump often accuses the Radical Left of wanting to turn the United States into a Socialist society. Many Trump supporters erroneously think exactly like him. The problem is, based on their rhetoric, few of them understand the positive role enmeshed Socialism ...

Raising the minimum wage benefits the local economy

To the editor: Amendment 2 would increase minimum wage over the next six years until it rises up to $15 per hour. Currently the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median hourly wage in Cape Coral is $16.87. Should the voters increase the minimum wage in six years rise to $1.87 below ...

Boat parade puts pressure on already-polluted waters

To the editor: This letter is a further elaboration on the poor water quality recently described in recent media accounts. Jim Frock, the owner of Seven Seas Bait and Tackle in Matlacha, explained that the poor water quality is ruining the fishing and his business. I live in northwest Cape ...

Elimination of payroll tax would heavily impact Social Security benefits

To the editor: According to AARP the Social Security retirement benefit is currently solvent through 2035, assuming no changes to contributions and no increases in benefits. The FICA tax supplies most of the funds for the benefits paid to currently retired seniors and disabled workers. (89% ...

Bad-mouthing Trump doesn’t diminish his accomplishments

To the editor: I can not believe people that praise Biden and down President Trump. Biden has a press meeting and there he is, talking to a teleprompter and talking like he actually knows something, and, maybe, 10 reporters. Today he was bad mouthing Trump for saying things against the ...

Identity politics in action

To the editor: Now we see the elevation of violence in the large cities governed by the Democrats. Property burned and looted! Police assaulted. Now a member of a violent support group of the BLM movement shot a person with an opposing point of view recently. Associated Press writer Jaimie ...

Guest column: Reopening Schools: Thank you to the Community

This has truly been a community effort. We just reopened one of the largest school districts in the country… and we did it together. The School District of Lee County appreciates the community’s efforts to get our students back to class, whether in-person or online. We are grateful for the ...

Kindness a trait worth voting for

To the editor: My wife and I recently moved to SW Florida about a year ago from Illinois. We live in Cape Coral and really enjoy our new life style. Last month, an elderly woman who was our neighbor passed on. She was removed from the house by police. This woman had no family and no ...

Proceed at your own peril

To the editor: Some of the local newspapers are featuring large displays on their sports sections of the boycotts by players of their games to support their personal political agendas. These features failed to recognize that the NBA has chosen to obviously become a political organization and ...

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it

To the editor: My family arrived in the United States following World War II. When they arrived they were refugees of war -- their cities bombed, their economy in ruins. They had survived the rise of Mussolini who, at first to many citizens in Italy, seemed to be someone who promoted Italian ...