Letters to the Editor—December 1, 2022 – CNET

The problem: The White House’s tepid support for Chinese citizens protesting “zero COVID” lockdowns.

China is President Biden & Co.’s dream state (“Say the Protesters Right, Joe,” editorial, November 30).

Saying more than one line about “the right to peaceful protest” won’t happen when the official cares more about his personal image than the well-being of 1.4 billion people and their quest for democracy.

Harry Ruffalo

Phoenix, Arizona.

A White House reporter recently asked White House national security spokesman John Kirby what President Biden’s position was on the Chinese protests against their government’s oppressive policies, and the response was that we will let the Chinese protesters speak for themselves and not for themselves.

Still, Biden has been very supportive and outspoken about the protests following the George Floyd incident.

We help Ukraine with arms, money and encouragement, and we speak out against oppression in the world.

But what about China? Are we too dependent on them economically and for goods that we cannot produce ourselves?

Are there any conflicts of interest with the business interests of certain politicians or with their families so that we cannot speak out against China’s oppression or human rights abuses as we do with other politicians? other nations?

The American people have a right to know.

Charles Michel Sitero

Ormond Beach, Florida.

The world is on fire and the tireless Biden administration stands by.

The people of Iran and China are crying out for freedom, and Biden is cowering, just like President Barack Obama did.

Joe, you surrendered to the Taliban. Of course, you can’t stand up to communist China because you’re compromised, and you can’t stand up to Iran because you’re desperate to reenter the lethal nuclear deal with Iran.

Your weakness caused Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine because you are neither feared nor respected like former President Donald Trump.

Many want to cross our sovereign border, not knowing that we are not so much better off under your socialist presidency than they are getting away with.

J.R. Cummings


Chinese President Xi Jinping will be forced to make concessions with the protesters, given China’s weak economy. The protests are also weakening his hand with the Chinese people.

It’s a setback for an autocrat trying to become the reincarnation of Mao.

Ed Houlihan

Ridgewood, New Jersey

The problem: Senator Chris Murphy’s suggestion that federal funds be withheld from cities that don’t enforce gun laws.

Senator Chris Murphy fully supports open borders, no prosecution and citizenship for illegal immigrants and immigration sanctuary cities and states (“Enforce the Gun Rules or el$e:senator November 28).

All of this is a violation of federal law. But now he wants to withhold federal dollars if the few Second Amendment sanctuaries don’t pursue gun laws the way he wants.

What happens when an illegal immigrant, violent gang member, drug dealer, or convicted felon is arrested on a firearms charge in a “Second Amendment sanctuary” city?

Should we ask Murphy how and whether to proceed or not?

Brian Finn

Stamford, Conn.

Murphy’s selective preoccupation with gun enforcement is laughable.

Instead of targeting Second Amendment sanctuaries, let’s see some outrage directed at lenient prosecutors in these “tough gun law” blue towns.

Robert Pridle

Staten Island

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