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RE: Vote Trump by Al Johnson

By Mike Harpold


November 05, 2016
Saturday AM

I'm really surprised Al Johnson is going to vote for Trump, Al. I don t know of anyone who is more unlike you or shares fewer of your values. He has no idea how the common man earns his livelihood and doesn t care: he lies, stiffs the people who work for him; stiffs small businesses who contract with him; repeatedly uses bankruptcy to build his personal wealth; pays no income taxes and brags about it; staffs his casinos with foreign workers because that s what businessmen do.

He denigrates women, minorities and the disabled, masquerades at belonging to a church, has no empathy for the parents of a Medal of Honor winner or a former prisoner of war. Wants a judge presiding over a suit against Trump University removed because he s Mexican. Where do I stop? What does Trump believe in other than himself?

Trump is not the kind of man you ll be able to say you re proud to have supported, Al.

Yes, the Supreme Court is important, but it s not worth electing a president who is not fit in any way to make the big and small decisions that determine the direction of our country and how we live, and, in today s nuclear world, even if we will live.

No, Al, electing Trump is not the only way to save our Republic. A man who threatens to not accept the results of an election he doesn t win is not a Constitutionalist, Al, let alone a supporter of republican government. You might start by working to rebuild the Republican Party. Support Congressman Young and Senator Murkowski who indeed believe in many of the principles you support.

Yes, you might lose the presidency, but in four years you'll have another shot at it like our Constitution guarantees.

Mike Harpold
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received November 03, 2016 - Published November 05, 2016

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