Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor | Friday, April 26, 2019: Civility in politics, impeachment, library and Bible

Children at a sale sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library in 2009
Children at a sale sponsored by Friends of the Modesto Library in 2009 Modesto Bee

Grow up, D.C. politicians

How much garbage do our leaders in Washington expect us to consume? The feud between Democrats and the president seems childlike . Neither side is setting a good example on settling disputes. They sound and act worse than a class of preschoolers arguing about which story they want their teacher to read to them.

Behaving civilized is the least we should expect from our politicians. Their pay should be suspended until agreements can be reached on important issues . It shouldn’t be that hard. Perhaps they should hire someone like Dr. Phil to moderate their discussions.

I think a group of our best high schoolers could do a better job.

John Schonwald, Modesto

Careful what you wish for

It’s quite simple, and alarming. If Trump is impeached, then Mike Pence would become president and you can bet your booties that his first order of business would be to pardon Trump. That would mean all federal crimes committed by Trump go away, whether hush money payments orchestrated by Individual 1, obstruction of justice, federal tax evasion, money laundering, etc.

Yes, Congress, under its constitutional mandate of oversight, should thoroughly investigate all the allegations in the Mueller report. But impeachment? No.

Sue Phalen, Sonora

Library used book sale coming

Let’s raise some money for those extras at the Modesto Library!

The Friends of the Modesto Library used book sale takes place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the Modesto Library, 1500 I St. Browsing through thousands of books for children and adults provides a fun and inexpensive downtown Saturday outing. Soon, Modesto Friends hope to help replace the fish tank, upgrade furniture in the children and teen areas, and sponsor library programs for children and adults.

Maree Hawkins, Modesto

Defending Bible and religion

Re “ Bible is just mythology” (Page 2B, April 14): I’m guessing that you have absolutely no religion in your life, which makes you a perfect candidate for Psalm 14.

You ever hear of Adam and Eve? The Garden of Eden? It’s right there in Genesis 1. God created everything we have “ex nihilo,” out of nothing. And he did it all in six days. He spoke, and it came into existence. He can do that. He’s God!

The Bible is not ancient mythology. It is the best-selling book of all time. It is a moral compass by which we should base our own lives. The New Testament points that out in no uncertain terms. Notice I said we should base our lives. Do we? The answer to that question, unfortunately, is no. And that goes right back to original sin. Genesis chapter three spells it out very clearly. Read it.

Am I a devout Christian? You better believe it. And I’m also a pastor. I’m also a sinner in need of salvation, and I receive that salvation when I acknowledge Christ as my personal lord and savior. Try it sometime. You might like it.

Jeff Morey, Modesto