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LETTER: Deceitfully going off script

There is a time and place to exercise one’s First Amendment rights. That’s what America is all about. However, to do so at a commencement exercise (UNLV) where a speech has been prepared, reviewed, accepted and then altered in a deceitful manner to express a volatile political view is unacceptable. You do not in that case have the right to use the stage to express your personal political views to an audience there to celebrate a joyous occasion for families and friends.

There should be consequences for the UNLV commencement speaker intentionally violating the trust that was placed in her to deliver the speech that was agreed upon. I’m not sure what those might be, but her 15 minutes of fame will simply be an insignificant footnote to a day where the good outweighed bad.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2024. Follow your dreams.

LETTER: No conspiracy involving Hunter’s laptop

The R-J should acknowledge that Mr. Trump’s lies, frauds, defamations, criminal indictments and convictions are exponentially worse than Hunter’s laptop being evidence or any of the other alleged Biden missteps.

LETTER: Trump tries to win Nevada

Mr. Trump advocating for tax-free tip income is definitely one approach to winning Nevada. But my tip to Mr. Trump is to pick Marco Rubio and show the diversity of the GOP.

LETTER: Red Rock development ‘compromise’ is depressing

Red Rock Canyon is a fragile natural wonder. To claim that 3,500 homes and the traffic that goes with them, and changing the nature of the watershed, will not negatively impact the area is absurd.

LETTER: Russian warships off the Florida coast

It’s strange that the mainstream media are treating Russian combat ships miles off the Florida coast as nothing to see here.

LETTER: Columnist gaslights about Donald Trump

Mr. Trump would have not won if his affair with Stormy Daniels had been made public after the “Access Hollywood” tapes in which Mr. Trump brags that he grabs women by the genitals.

LETTER: A balanced approach on the energy transition

We will never be free of fossil fuels. A balanced approach is needed. Politically doctrinaire positions on both sides won’t help us resolve the current problems.