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Wed, Oct. 16

Letter: Stand up

This letter is in response to a letter entitled “Never agree on anything” published on June 10. The letter-writer criticized letters which had been printed in May, stating, among other things: “What astounds me is that these people must think their writings will convert conservatives into liberals.”

I think that he is mistaken about the intentions of those who speak in opposition to the actions taken by the Trump administration — actions taken with the approval of many conservatives.

I protest the Trump administration every Tuesday at the Courthouse Square. My intent is not to “convert conservatives.” My intent is to take a stand against such actions as: 1) separating children from their parents at our southern border; 2) pushing to have the Affordable Care Act struck down, which would leave 52 million Americans without coverage; 3) defending and praising the world’s most brutal dictator, Kim Jong Un; and 4) obstructing justice in at least 10 instances, as stated in the Mueller Report.

In our democracy, we have the right and duty to take a stand against the actions of our elected leaders when we strongly disagree with them. I strongly disagree with almost every action Trump has taken since the inauguration.

Tricia Powers


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