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A great job?

On May 21, Rep. Doug Collins, the Republican ranking member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, was on CNN claiming that we already know that the Mueller report cleared President Trump. He said the Democrats’ attempts to look further into the report are just part of a circus put on for media exposure.

He joins President Trump, Attorney General William Barr and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in wanting to close the door on Trump’s possible crimes, saying, “Nothing to see here, folks, the report cleared the president.”

The conclusion of Volume II of the Mueller report reads, “… if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

We all know that Trump is dishonest. If he is guilty of obstruction of justice as well, it makes sense that he would try to hide his crimes from the House.

It doesn’t make sense that the American people would approve of this kind of corruption. We’re better than that. If Trump betrayed his oath of office, he should be impeached.

Duncan Mason

Winston-Salem

Obsession

I really don’t understand this conservative obsession with abortion. They tell us that gun-control laws won’t stop mass shootings, but they think anti-abortion laws will stop abortions?

They’ll only stop legal abortions. Criminals won’t follow the law.

Why don’t they just offer thoughts and prayers like they do with school shootings?

Rondie Hickman

Winston-Salem

Read your Bible

It’s been my experience that Christians often know less about the Bible than non-Christians. This certainly seems to be the case when it comes to their claims about life beginning at conception, an idea that they think comes from the Bible.

Actually, the Bible teaches that a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after it draws its first breath.

After God formed man in Genesis 2:7, He “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and it was then that the man became a living being.” Although the man was fully formed by God in all respects, he was not a living being until after taking his first breath.

Job 33:4 states: “The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

Ezekiel 37:5: “Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.”

Exodus 21:22 states that if a man causes a woman to have a miscarriage, he shall be fined; however, if the woman dies, then he will be put to death. If the aborted fetus were a living human being, wouldn’t the punishment be equal?

Harsh laws against abortion, which are causing so much misery for women in sensitive situations, are not based on the Bible, but on emotional thinking and bad faith. They are being used to rally votes from gullible people.

If only Christians would read their Bibles.

Evan Fisher

Winston-Salem

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