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Despite claims, truth does matter

Despite claims, truth does matter

To the Editor:

I always enjoy the illuminating letters from Carol Adams. Her most recent (last week’s Smoky Mountain News, was especially spirit-lifting.

I was relieved to learn that the thugs who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 wearing MAGA hats and waving Trump flags were not Trump supporters (as commonly believed). Thankfully too, the attack on the Capitol Police, the looting, trashing and destruction was not committed by Trump supporters either because (as Adams enlightens us) “that behavior is not in their collective makeup.”

No, we didn’t actually see what we thought we saw being broadcast around the world. The chaos, the ravaging of the House and Senate chambers, the violence, the devastation and havoc was more likely the work of those who have “a well-documented track record of inciting violence.” That would be (according to Adams) “media personalities, leftists, never-Trumpers and Trump-hating politicians,” and, oh yes, “the courts.”

Absent a shred of confirmation, not one iota of proof, not a scintilla of evidence, Adams is sure Trump is “1000 percent correct” that the 2020 election was a fraud.

Ms. Adams, this may come as a shock to you and to the Republican Party but — boys and girls — truth matters.

David L. Snell


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