Dismiss those who think Trump won
Our democracy depends on only two parties to function properly when the party which is out of power operates as a “loyal opposition party,” meaning an opposition party which operates within the rules of our Constitution.
In our last presidential election, one of the largest in terms of votes cast we have ever held, there was no doubt about the outcome, since the winner garnered 7 million more votes than the loser.
But the loser refused to accept his loss. This loser then incited a mob to invade our Capitol to attempt to stop Congress certifying the vote, as required by our Constitution. Most of the Republican Party in the House and Senate then refused to acknowledge that an insurrection had taken place, even though Mitch McConnell in the Senate admitted that the loser had, in fact, encouraged a mob to invade the chambers of our House and Senate to stop the process — after millions of citizens had watched their insurrection take place.
I am asking my fellow citizens, including registered Republicans, to no longer support the mob who claim that this loser is still their leader.
In addition, I ask that they no longer vote for or contribute money to the Republicans currently in federal or state or local positions because they are traitors to our Constitution to which they pledged their loyalty to serve, protect and defend.
Wake up and don’t trust government
I had to laugh at Tony Norman’s May 12 column (“The Big Lie and the little politicians who make it possible.”) If you’re going to write a column about lies, why not include all politicians, the press and the president’s administration.
Trump didn’t lie about the swamp. Hopefully people will realize how lobbyists are the ones who really manipulate our government and how the press distorts and reports only what they want people to know.
If the Hunter Bidens of the world are allowed to have a gun, then all Americans should be allowed to carry a weapon without any permits.
We should have the same rights as criminals. The policies of our present leaders are going to force this issue.
People have to take control of their lives and follow the example of the red states. Texas now allows citizens to own and carry guns with no permits or training. All states should follow their example.
Very few of the people killed by firearms aren’t killed by citizens who have permits to carry a firearm.
I think Americans are in for a real education and better wake up. Better to trust yourself to do the right thing rather than trust our government.
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