THE American Jewish Committee has urged (and rightly so) Pope Francis to reconsider his regrettable choice of words for using the term concentration camp, when describing refugee camps across Europe. There is no doubt living conditions in which migrants are living in some European countries may be difficult but to use the term concentration camps shows, in my opinion, a misconception by the Pope at what the Jews went through in camps overseen by the Nazis in WWII, and the current refugee crisis.
Robert Lee, Summerhill
I understand that someone is going to bomb us. I see that people like or dislike Donald Trump. Then again, everyone dislikes someone. I am also reading that the world is going to end from some huge asteroid in the year whenever. Reading all this wonderful news makes for not wanting to continue anyone’s hard work be it a nurse, doctor or even a president. What happened to good life values and good food? How about using whatever time you have left to enjoy your world. We are never getting out of here alive so can we just start to have a life? This is our world and we all hate it one way or the other. When one’s life is over you will only have regrets that you never watched a sunset, hugged the stars and loved your world and the people in it.
Felicity O’Neill, Deloraine.
MIKE Leppard (The Examiner, April 22) tells us that naming a successful minister in our present state government is impossible. Could his view be prejudiced? Did we have successful Ministers in the last administration? Do we remember that Labor/Green marriage of self-serving survival artists? Singling out Health Minister Michael Ferguson for particular criticism seems particularly unfair considering that he had a far greater mess to repair than his other colleagues. The health of our state looks better that it has looked for years. Free from Labor incompetence and the Greens’ fairy dust it is breathing again and is off the danger list.
Len Langan, Longford.