Can GOP U.S. senators look in the mirror and honestly say they have a shred of integrity? Can they really say that they honorably fulfilled their obligations as fair and impartial jurors and defended the Constitution by not allowing witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial? As an American citizen, I say: Shame on you. All Americans who support and defend the U.S. Constitution will not forget or forgive your betrayal. History will remember your role in this attack on our democracy.

As citizens, we must make our voices heard by voting in the general election. Please register to vote, which can be done online at sos.state.nm.us, and vote Nov. 3. Our democracy’s very survival in this country depends on “we the people.”

Thomas DiRuggiero

Santa Fe

Bravo, Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is a true patriot, a decent human being and a man who practices his beliefs. He is not an oath-breaking hypocrite like the other 52 Republican senators who suck up to the hateful, racist, anti-Constitution president. I was so proud to hear a man of deep personal convictions stand up to a traitor who is a serial liar and a man of zero integrity.

Bravo, Mitt Romney. May you cast off the coming hatred and spite that will inevitably follow from those who have no honor or love for our republic. This man is a true American, a true patriot and a man of deep sincerity who would give his life for this country, something Trump could never do.

Jeff Black

El Prado

Brighter future

Some New Mexico lawmakers are proposing a harsh limit on the state’s ability to raise the money needed for our classrooms, health care, roads, water projects and other important priorities. These lawmakers should learn from the disastrous experience that Colorado has had since it enacted this so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR. As more people have moved there to take advantage of its strong economy and beautiful scenery, TABOR’s extreme limits have slowed Colorado from keeping up with that growth. Colorado’s support for K-12 schools, colleges and transportation has plummeted, causing many in the state — including the business community — to take notice.

In New Mexico, the new investments in roads, public schools and health care that our lawmakers approved last year were a big step in the direction of building a stronger New Mexico, helping to give our kids a brighter future. Adopting a TABOR-like policy would reverse this progress and turn the state back in the wrong direction.

Paige Knight

research and policy analyst

New Mexico Voices for Children

Albuquerque

There’s a right school

When I first came to Mission Achievement and Success Charter Schools after a year out of school, the attention the teachers paid to me struck me as weird. They were so active in the classroom and they expected me to be active, too. At the same time, the Albuquerque Public Schools test I took said I had passed sixth grade; however, MAS told me I was reading at the third grade level. Today, I’m reading college-level books, and it’s thanks to the MAS teachers who didn’t give up.

MAS has shown me my own potential, that I can achieve more in my life. I know a lot of kids who grew up feeling like I used to — like school wasn’t for me and like teachers were just out to get me. Now, as a senior, I’m grateful for what the teachers and leaders at MAS have done for me. I hope more struggling students in the future get a second chance to find a school that helps them succeed, too.

Julian Bac

Albuquerque

Brain power

The article by Danielle Prokop regarding the New Mexico Legislature conducting a study about traumatic brain injuries was very good (“Committee OKs bill to study brain injury treatment,” Feb. 5). The committee should read Dr. Michael Lewis’ book, When Brains Collide. Lewis is an expert on brain health and founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute.

Carol Wright

Santa Fe

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Joseph Tafoya

Isn't that a kick in the shorts. Watching the Socialist Democrats swoon all over Romney reminds me that it wasn't to long ago they had just about labeled him the Antichrist, an animal abuser and so on. Now it seems they welcome him with open arms. Well if I read this right even those that voted him to the Senate in Utah are having buyers remorse. You can have Mitt. He will fit right in with the party of little to no principles Just raw emotion.

Charles Andreoli

Can GOP U.S. senators in the mirror and honestly say they have a shred of integrity?

Yes they can.

Can they really say that they honorably fulfilled their obligations as fair and impartial jurors and defended the Constitution by not allowing witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial?

Absolutely they can.

As an American citizen, I say: Shame on you Democrats that engaged in a shame trial that produce nothing more than opinion, innuendo, fantasy and outright lies.

All Americans who support and defend the U.S. Constitution will not forget or forgive the betrayal of these democrat spoilers and their followers.

History will remember your role in this attempted coup on our constitutionally elected president.

Richard Reinders

Thomas DiRuggiero and Jeff Black, you act like sore losers, what happens if Trump wins again are you going to try and Impeach again. I didn't hear all the whining when Obama won twice and in the end most everyone regretted voting him in. Now that the truth is coming out about Clinton and the paid for Steel Dossier would you rather have her.

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