Double standards in U.S. have to stop

The Mueller investigation has been going on for two years now, and haven’t found one piece of evidence to show that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government. If they’re looking for collusion, look no further than Hillary Clinton.

When she was subpoenaed to testify, she destroyed her private servers, smashed cell phones, and deleted thousands of emails. As Secretary of State, she sold 20 percent of our uranium to Russia. In turn, millions of dollars miraculously showed up in the Clinton Foundation.

Bill Clinton, an ex-president who was impeached, went to Russia and made a speech for $500,000. He’s still making speeches for $300,000 a pop. Nice gig if you can get it.

It’s a shame what happened in Benghazi, when our embassy was attacked. Our people defending the embassy called for help, but Hillary and Barack Obama never lifted a finger to help them.

Let’s face it, since Donald Trump decided to run for president, the Democrats have been out to destroy him. President Trump has done more in two years than Obama did in his eight years in office. Obama was a smooth talker and had a lot of people bamboozled.

Obama threatened Bashar al-Assad in Syria when he gassed his people, and drew a line in the sand. Assad gassed his people for a second time and Obama did nothing. The third time Assad gassed his people was during President Trump’s administration, and Trump retaliated by sending missiles into Syria, not once but twice.

Obama expected Hillary to win and carry the torch for him. Too bad. When Hillary lost the election, she apparently locked herself in her hotel room, became intoxicated and trashed her hotel room. Is that the kind of person you’d want for president?

The FBI set a trap for General Michael Flynn, saying they just wanted a casual conversation, and no need for him to have legal counsel representing him. We all know how well that went.

Flynn is now facing prison time, lost his house and his good name. Here’s a man who was a Marine for 33 years, became a General, and is now treated like a criminal. It makes me sick. Jim Comey said we could never get away with that under the George Bush or Obama administration. The division in the country is all caused by people like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, Hillary, Loretta Lynch, Comey, Maxine Waters and Peter Strzok who will do anything to get rid of President Trump.

Our president asked for $5 billion to build the wall. The Democrats won’t go along with President Trump’s request for $5 billion for the wall, but they never batted an eye when Obama sent pallet loads of cash, I believe it was $155 million, to Iran — a terrorist country.

I’ve never seen our country so divided as it is today. The Democrats don’t want any walls on our southern border. They want to do away with I.C.E. and just let anyone walk into our country. My question is who is going to support all these people? Maybe all of our Democratic senators and congressmen should all sponsor a family or two and pay for their food, shelter, healthcare and education.

Our system was set up to help legal immigrants to eventually be able to support themselves, not to put them on welfare for generation after generation. It’s time for the American people to stand up and say enough is enough. It’s time for both the Democrats and Republicans to knock off their petty bickering and get to work for the good of our country.

How about our fearless governor of New York who raised our legislators’ wages from $79,000 to $135,000? Pretty good for a part time job. He now wants to do away with plastic bags, legalize marijuana but raise the age to 21 to be able to buy tobacco products. As far as raising wages for politicians, the voters should have the right to vote on them.

This new senator from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is a real package. She is about as radical as I’ve ever seen. It’s no wonder that people are leaving New York at such a high number. If Cuomo keeps following everything California does, we’ll be in the same boat. We’ve already got three counties in New York state that are sanctuary counties. If you want to see what’s really happening in our country, watch Fox News and not the other fake news stations. God Bless America.

Phillip Maslak Sr. is a Dunkirk resident.