Letters: Are You Really Willing To Subject The World To A Trump Presidency?

Are You Really Willing To Subject The World To A Trump Presidency?

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Obviously there is much anger and pain dividing the country, with many citizens not experiencing the benefits of the last 8 years when unemployment was reduced from 7.8 percent to 5 percent, the monthly hemorrhaging of lost jobs was halted and millions of new jobs created. But to blindly go for “change” should not mean throwing away every moral and ethical standard that America has always prided itself on exemplifying.

Donald Trump is a congenital liar, a bully, a sexual predator, a deliberately uninformed policy maker and a man who has spent the last 18 months stirring up hatred against Muslims, Blacks, Latinos, immigrants and anyone who disagrees with him.

His claim to be a brilliant businessman is refuted by his numerous bankruptcies, where he kept his money but his investors lost their shirts, where he reneged on paying his contractors. He is the subject of 3,500 lawsuits thanks to this practice. His arrogant behavior towards women is finally being noted. Trump is the ultimate hypocrite, proclaiming his disgust at those who send their businesses overseas, yet he has done exactly that for decades. Even this year, opening a new hotel built with steel and furnishings made in China. Is this how he will “make America great again”? He sees everything in term of his own bottom line, which is why he said he thought wages were too high and the housing crisis, where thousands lost everything, was actually good for him. His thin skin causes him to lash out intemperately at anyone who offends him. Is this the temperament you want in the person whose finger will be on the nuclear trigger? For your own sake, the sake of the country and the world, do not allow this narcissist anywhere near the Oval Office.

Letters: Judges Ignored In Election News Judges Ignored In Election News

I’d like to address the lack of coverage we get regarding local elections, specifically of judges, secretary of state … I spoke to a judge who was running on primary election day this year. He was on the sidewalk with two people at a poll station. I was amazed! He convinced me to vote for him and confirmed the lack of coverage—even from the Alibi. I think the US is the only* country where we can elect judges. May I suggest that you have a duty to help us choose, even if you make no endorsement for some candidates. There is still time to request a short statement of policy/beliefs from judges and anyone else running who is not able to run commercials. Short commercials are misleading anyway.

You could define the length of the statement. You can still do it this year if you request the info now. Please consider this as part of your duty. It will be appreciated by more than one person, I am sure. It seems I recall there was more extensive coverage 20 years ago.

*Bolivia is the only other country that elects judges on the same scale at the US.

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