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OPINION | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: If he had accepted it | Keep state beautiful | Don't attack pit bulls

February 15, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

If he had accepted it

I have a question. If then-President Donald J. Trump had conceded the election to now-President Joseph Biden, or had Trump agreed with the Electoral College tally/results of the Nov. 3 election in which Biden won election by a margin of 306 to 232, would there have been a rally, riot and assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by hundreds of Trump supporters?

CHARLIE HIGHT

North Little Rock

Keep state beautiful

Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was hike Pinnacle Mountain. I would make the long trek up and stand in awe at the top, taking in the beauty around me. It is memories such as those that remind me why Arkansas is known as The Natural State.

Yet with the impending doom of climate change, the beauty of our home is threatened. There are things that we can do to make a difference, and one route to take is solar power. Arkansas ranks 11th on solar power potential, and that means nothing unless we take action. The Solar Access Act was passed in 2019; Senate Bill 23 and House Bill 1055 threaten to undermine it. I urge the state Legislature to take the action necessary to protect solar access and keep our state beautiful.

EMILY HILLYARD

Sherwood

Don't attack pit bulls

I find that I need to comment on the editorial "Dog gone." I understand the problem with pits, but not all are born vicious; a lot are trained that way. Yes, I will go along with registering them and making sure that the owners are aware of their responsibility for them, but to ban this breed is wrong. I have had dealings with owners of these dogs, and I believe these are some of the most misunderstood dogs around. On the flip side of the vicious dog is one that is loving, only wants to be the best family pet and wants love like any other.

Chihuahuas are just as mean and nasty for their size as these big dogs. When they feel threatened or under attack, any dog can become mean. Please do not make them the enemy when they are just as much a victim.

JACKI STAFFORD

Conway

Senators accountable

I have read some excellent letters in this newspaper recently regarding our two Arkansas senators' lack of integrity. I sincerely hope that these well-written thoughts are being forwarded to our senators. Continue to speak up, Arkansas. We need to let John Boozman and Tom Cotton know what we're thinking. Keep them accountable.

MARLA GLADWIN

North Little Rock

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