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Trump is a threat

Trump is a threat

To the Editor:

The other day a friend of mine made this remark: “I never want to hear Trump supporters mention morality (as in the Moral Majority) again. They have bowed down to his steady stream of lies as though the rest of us merely have to accept lying as a way of life in America.”

Another said, ”Do people not see the blatant hypocrisy in chanting ‘Lock her up!’ about Hillary Clinton’s peripheral role in the tragic deaths in Benghazi while they tolerate Donald Trump’s central role in inciting an insurrection that resulted in a violent break-in and multiple deaths in the Capitol of the United States of America?” 

Hillary Clinton has weathered hours upon hours of investigations that resulted in no charges of wrongdoing against her. Since the January 6, 2021, insurrection is so recent the investigation of Donald Trump has only begun. His failure/refusal to use his mighty power to protect the people in the capitol that day will haunt everyone who has a conscience coupled with a strong devotion to democracy as the cornerstone of our government.

In short, Clinton’s actions and inactions did not threaten democracy. Donald Trump’s did.

If you believe this verse from John 8:32 (KJV), how do you follow Trump: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” What have his lies done to our democracy?

Dave Waldrop


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