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OPINION

Letters: Trump’s done good work, too

DetroitNews

Our country was founded on principles of democracy set in place by our Founding Fathers. President Trump was elected as president of the United States of America through these precise principles. American voters largely nominated Trump to the Oval Office because of his promise to bring a conservative, mainstream justice to the Supreme Court.

The nomination of Neil Gorsuch as the next Supreme Court justice reinforces Trump’s promise to Make America Great Again. Gorsuch’s sterling track record of faithfully interpreting the Constitution, protecting individual rights and ensuring limited government is complemented by his discerning approach to every case and a high personal integrity. Moving forward, we must keep our Democratic senators accountable and fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court quickly. Michiganians are clearly in support of this qualified and superb choice, and now it’s time to call on Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to stand by the will of the people and vote to confirm Gorsuch.

Austin Kempf, Grand Haven

I see you advertising that you are not fake news. If only it were so. I only see negative articles about President Trump. I don’t recall the same level of criticism directed at President Obama.

I don’t recall every front page attacking everything and anything Obama did. Your columnists are becoming liberals. You used to be the conservative paper in town; now there is no conservative paper.

Tom Rymal, Sterling Heights

Going nuclear not the answer

Nuclear power generation has no place in Michigan’s energy future. Many of the unrealized fables promoting nuclear power for 60 years appear again in Mark Perry’s recent piece (Re: “How Michigan can secure its energy future,” Feb. 15). Nuclear power is not green power. Currently there are 80,000 tons of highly radioactive waste generated by commercial reactors in the U.S. These are some of the most poisonous materials ever created, with half lives of tens of thousands or even millions of years. Yet, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has absolutely no plan to deal with these wastes.

Nuclear should never be included in Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, nor should the Michigan Public Service Commission allow huge subsidies for nuclear power payed by generations of future rate payers. The potential of wind and solar power joined with increased efficiency standards can and will provide a surplus of electricity for Michigan’s future. The promise of nuclear power has never been realized, and its dangers are all to real.

Mark Muhich, chairman

Sierra Club Nuclear Free Michigan