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Country has been victimized by Trump

Country has been victimized by Trump

To the Editor:

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord.” Those are wise words from Romans 12:19, King James Version of the Bible. Do you take the Bible literally or figuratively? Either way, ponder the wisdom of the words.

And then! Consider the latest rant of Donald Trump labeling himself as the “retribution candidate” for President in 2024. If you want his anger spread across America, support him! If you want any semblance of law and order along with adherence to the Constitution of the United States, then you must pick a candidate who is not filled with hate.

Legendary singer/songwriter John Prine wrote: “For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter. You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there wrapped up in a trap of your very own sorrow.”

You can believe the Bible. You can believe John Prine. You can believe both. You can believe neither. 

Still, it is easy to see that Donald Trump is filled with a dangerous level of rage. Our Constitution must contain him. Trump is not a victim of our democracy. Our democracy has been victimized by Trump.

Dave Waldrop


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