McConnell scolding donors?
Re: “After new law, McConnell warns CEOs: ‘Stay out of politics,” April 6 news story
So Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has declared that business should stay out of politics, following several large corporations’ and Major League Baseball’s reaction against the Georgia legislature and governor passing and signing a new law designed to suppress the votes of people thought likely to vote for Democrats. Does this mean that McConnell will now return all of the money he has received over his political career from the tobacco, coal, petroleum, pharmaceutical and insurance industries? Or, better, might he donate it all to the Southern Poverty Law Center?
Bruce Taylor, Pine
I can only smile at McConnell’s admonition warning corporations to stay out of politics. I presume he doesn’t really mean to such a degree that they stop exercising their free speech right to make campaign contributions to him and his political allies. This would be a good time for his warning to turn into another example of “be careful what you wish for; you may just get it.”
William Pincus, Denver
MLB moving into foul territory
Re: “MLB All-Star Game: Denver to host contest in July,” April 6 news story
I’ve been a fan of MLB since growing up in St. Pete, Fla., in the 60s. I had great interactions with many of the best players and executives of the day from the Cardinals and Mets. I still have many autographs from that era. Although it’s been difficult, especially of late, I’ve been an avid follower of the Rockies since their inception.
I’m disgusted by MLB’s kowtowing to the woke mob by pulling the All-Star Game out of Georgia. This action is based on a foundation of lies. First and most important, requiring a government-issued photo ID is not voter suppression; it’s just plain common sense. Second, the law prescribes that the polls close at 7 p.m., not 5 p.m. as President Joe Biden falsely said. Third, while the law does preclude partisan organizations from electioneering by distributing anything of value in the polling areas, the polling stations themselves can dispense water.
Finally, voting hours and days have been codified but are not in the least unduly restrictive under this law. There is no way that anyone can credibly call this law voter-suppressive. To equate it to Jim Crow is like equating our sad Rockies to the Dodgers.
Until MLB reverses this decision, please join me in boycotting it and in encouraging others to do the same.
Rusty Staff, Denver
It was just announced that Denver will be the site of the upcoming MLB All-Star Game. The state of Georgia has been wrongfully accused of reenacting Jim Crow, with their decision to make elections fair and transparent, yet left-wing ideologues encouraged boycotting of the game in Georgia.
Please, do not allow political hacks to take control of our sports and other enterprises with these boycotts. Denver residents should recognize this manipulation and boycott the game in Denver. Don’t let political agendas dictate where sports are played.
Peter Emidio Fabiani, Helena, Mont.
ID is required for good reason
Re: “Identity veriﬁcation mandatory,” April 3 news story
Just read the article in Saturday’s Post that third-party verification of ID is required before one can get or continue getting unemployment benefits. How unfair is this? We have been inundated with the hypocrisy of needing an ID to vote, being told this is racist and unfair to those not being able to attain an ID. But now the state government is saying the ID requirement is needed to prevent fraud. Seems like talking out both sides of hypocritical mouths if you ask me.
Richard Gianzero, Thornton
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