Letters to the editor — Monday (10-10-2016)
Trump behaved badly, but still has my support
Eleven years ago Donald John Trump, the Republican candidate, reportedly engaged in comments about women that unfortunately reflected, then as well as now, the actions of too many powerful men from John F. Kennedy to Lyndon Johnson to Bill Clinton and other politicians at all levels of government.
Such comments are inappropriate and do a disservice to over 50 percent of the population which is comprised of women. As a feminist who believes in equal opportunities for women and who has operated in corporate America and politics, I know that such assumptions of privilege by men is not uncommon though not an excuse for its continuation.
I still support the Trump candidacy, for his opponent has repeatedly violated the law and failed to uphold the principles of the US Constitution, putting the nation’s security at risk. Such actions as have been shown by Clinton’s handling of emails, her lack of transparency in operating the Clinton Foundation — which should be closed and devoid of Clinton family input — as well as her questionable judgment in dealing in foreign affairs make her unfit to serve as president of the USA.
The failure of the Justice Department to have a special prosecutor involved in such questionable actions puts her above the law and subterfuges the concept of equal justice with no one being above the law.
I am infuriated by the Clinton ads which talk about “Black Lives Matter” without failing to disclose her hand along with that of her husband in formulating policies of three strikes and you’re imprisoned, which has seen thousands of what she termed “Super Predators” imprisoned who per her “should be brought to heel.”
Now she panders, stating she wants to change the law, ignoring the great judicial reforms instituted in states like North Carolina and Indiana.
Republicans stand for “We the people . . .” not the excesses from the Clinton view of “. . . we the government.” I’m voting for Trump/Pence.
— Ada M. Fisher
Fisher is the NC Republican National Committeewoman.
Hillary’s grab for power
Oh, my — Tim Kaine is a clown! I can’t imagine him dealing with any serious problem.
But about Hillary — in order to know exactly what the future for us — men, women, students — will be, look back into the early 1990s at Hillary’s failed health-care policies. She believed in universal health care. She still does.
What she never discusses anymore is the power she will give herself. She will have the authority to rifle through everyone’s bank accounts. She will determine how much to confiscate. She will also start taxing our hard-earned IRAs.
She has never refuted these ideas. She has thrust them way back into the hidden recesses of history.
Obamacare is a desperate failure, but (according to Jonathan Gruber, architect) is setting Hillary up to implement universal health care.
— Irene Dalton
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