The Times' editorial "Appeasing the crocodiles: The Chamber of Commerce learns a costly lesson" (Web, May 23) seems grounded in the mistaken notion that the U.S. Chamber is a partisan political organization. Our mission is to make our country the best place for business owners to create jobs, grow the economy and improve Americans' lives. Period.
Joe Biden has just used his presidential perch to order the nation's companies to obey and abide by strict government regulations tied to environmentalism and climate change. He's just used his presidential powers to order an end to America's free markets. To America's freedoms.
Israel is one of the United States' best allies. Yet the Obama and now Biden administrations (and John Kerry) have attempted to stab them in the back in the United Nations. They interfere with their election and side with terrorist organizations against them.
Our country needs to have more political moderates and centrists than we do now. I think we were better off in the 1960s, when about 20%-30% of us considered ourselves to be "in the middle of the road." Today this figure has gone down to about 10%-15%.