Letters to the Editor - September 24, 2020

Reader supports Mace’s stand
Mayor Tecklenberg and Congressman Joe Cunningham have done too little in response to the May 30 riots on King Street in Charleston. Our vibrant, beautiful downtown was devastated; just walk around and you’ll see boarded-up storefronts and for-rent signs everywhere. What a debacle!
The riots and looting poured salt in the wounds of the businesses downtown — as if their predicament wasn’t bad enough already. They’ve already lost millions of dollars due to the pandemic. Despite his claims to the contrary, Rep. Cunningham — who votes with Nancy Pelosi 90% of the time — won’t stand up to his party’s leadership and simply makes excuses for the looters and the rioters.
Nancy Mace is a proven leader who would never leave those small businesses defenseless and hanging out to dry. Talk is cheap. Our leaders should be taking action — and doing what needs to be done to keep our community strong and safe. That’s what Nancy Mace did in the aftermath of the King Street riots when she went downtown the very next day and boarded up windows to help protect our small businesses. And that’s exactly the kind of leadership I want to send to Washington.
On Nov. 3, vote for Nancy Mace for Congress. She’s a product of the Lowcountry, and she’ll always be there for us.
Bill Bates
Daniel Island
“Atlantic” article not factual
The article in “The Atlantic” magazine accusing President Trump of saying disrespectful things about our troops is an example of, if you tell a lie enough times many people begin to believe it. 
The first thing that should make you question this story is the timing. The remarks supposedly happened in 2018, over two years ago. Why is it just now surfacing 60 days before a major election? 
The second red flag is the fact that at least 12 people that were there denied he made the comments. Keep in mind one of those was John Bolton and he tells us if he had heard those words it would have made another full chapter in his book about hating Trump. 
Finally, look at the owner of the Atlantic magazine — Powell Jobs, who is the widow of Steve Jobs. She is a major donor to Democrat candidates. During the 2016 U.S. presidential election she donated $2 million to Hillary Clinton and raised a further $4 million for her. In the 2020 U.S. presidential primaries, Jobs donated to the campaigns of Democratic candidates Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Michael Bennet. After Joe Biden became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, she went on to donate over $600,000 to his campaign. All these facts should lead any reasonable person to conclude this is nothing more than a political hit-job. 
Only people without all the information will believe such a biased article.
E. Mac McBride
Daniel Island 
Editor’s note: The article that ran in The Atlantic on Sept. 3, 2020, was written by Jeffrey Goldberg and titled, “Trump: American’s Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers.’”
Open apology from reader
To the elderly lady parked in the handicapped spot outside Island Expressions on Friday (Sept. 18) afternoon, I apologize.  
I watched in horror as an adult male shamed and chastised you for parking so close to the line that he was inconvenienced. I was shocked into silence when your apology was ignored and overridden by his continued need to make sure you understood how unhappy you made him. And how he glared at you the entire time you backed out of your spot. 
I am ashamed of my inaction. I hope you were able to find peace once you got home. I hope I will be a better advocate for decency if I’m ever again faced with a similar 
Laurie Steinke
Daniel Island

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