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Letter: President should use some common sense

Common sense: You don’t have to be a college graduate, lawyer, politician or the president to use it.

Here is a look at what is going on. Two men have been found guilty and are in prison. Many are indicted and awaiting trial. One suicide.

How many people have been told not to answer a subpoena? One hundred percent of the senators of 2017-18 passed a Whistleblower Protection Act. Now, some of them plus the president want to know who the whistleblower is.

Can you imagine someone taking your child from you, then taking your wife or husband? You were trying to start a better life. What could be worse?

I turned on my TV to watch the impeachment inquiry and one congressman asked Ambassador Taylor if he got his information right from the person or from someone who the person told. Taylor said from the person who was told. The congressman gloated at that answer. Stop gloating.

How do you know that is a dog or a hill, the sky or a tree? Because somebody told somebody told somebody, etc.

I can’t understand how anyone who has any morals or self-respect can defend Trump, a known liar who bed down a woman when his wife had just delivered his son, bans five Muslim countries from coming to the USA because a handful of Muslims were involved in 9/11, shut down part of the government because a different part wouldn’t give him a mere $8 billion to build the wall he repeatedly said Mexico would pay for, was disrespectful to a POW senator and also to the immigrant mother and father whose son was killed overseas.

Trump should realize that common sense is not those coins we use as money. He should wake up and realize he is no longer on his TV show.

You’re fired.

— Walter M. Leather

Salisbury

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