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FromEditorsDesk Tony CroppedBy Tony Farkas

Mr. President:

I realize that, while Vice President, you made it very clear to the Ukrainian government that you held their monetary aid was under your direct control, but must you now continue to exercise that control, particularly since all you can seem to do is “make it rain?”

When did freedom become so important to you? As VP, you told the people of that country that you would withhold funds unless the prosecutor selected to investigate Burisma was removed. I guess since the firm that your son Hunter worked with was no longer under investigation, you felt you could open the taps and let the money flow.

The question of freedom, though, is one that’s strange to me. Freedom carries the connotation that one can direct its path, yet you feel that only happens with the blessing of the U.S., something you’ve gone all in on.

A second question is, why has the U.S. given more $75 billion in aid, with promises of more and more, when there are numerous and serious problems right here at home?

At last count, there was at least 12 train derailments in several states, including one not too far from here in Montgomery County.

Factories have caught fire, destroying towns, and lest we forget, as your administration did for weeks, the unfolding tragedy and toxic miasma that is East Palestine, Ohio.

There are veterans, as well as others, who are homeless. There is a southern border that is a sieve. Despite the claims of your administration, prices, particularly for gas, are still high and getting higher.

Speaking of your administration, you’re making quite a bit of hay claiming this is the most diverse group of people in the history of ever. We’re finding out, though, that there is an extremely large difference between diversity and ability. For instance, the performance of your Transportation Secretary was the most laughable of any I’m aware of, second only to the continuous malfeasance of your press secretary, who obfuscates, lies and misdirects instead of providing us with the information that we need.

The spending spree for other countries has to stop, Mr. President. This constant cycle of egregious spending, printing money, taxing the citizens and back to egregious spending cannot continue; the government has broken the banks, incurred trillions in debt, and failed in just about every endeavor it has assumed or subsumed, and has moved almost completely away from the strictures of the U.S. Constitution as well as common sense.

It’s almost as if the government has decided that this country was a bad idea, so it is moving on to other countries, sort of like ending the relationship. This is evidenced by your plan to cede all American authority to the World Health Organization in cases of health emergencies.

Toiling around social media shows you putting out platitudes about America’s place in the world, yet there is little evidence that is case anymore. To make that happen, we request that your focus, and our tax dollars, be used for this country, and not any others.

Tony Farkas is editor of the Trinity County News-Standard and the San Jacinto News-Times. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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