LETTER: One day, after Trump, America will rise to lead the world again

To Ozaukee Press:

This is in response to the letter in last week’s Ozaukee Press written by Andy Dieringer. His over-the-top ramblings about Trump, guns and religion were absolutely absurd. First of all, I suggest Mr. Dieringer read the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. God and religion do not belong in our schools or our government. Second, Democrats are not atheist-communists. Yes, some of are secular. Others are Buddhists. But most Democrats are Christians.

Once again we hear the tired, ridiculous lie about Democrats taking the guns away from law-abiding citizens. How many times can those on the right be fooled into believing the same lie?

Mr. Dieringer then claims Trump is doing a great job. Let’s see. Trump just signed a tax cut for himself, probably worth millions of dollars a year. He also cut taxes for his family, his business, all his cabinet members and all the other millionaires and billionaires. Of course, this will add about $1.5 dollars to the deficit. Remember when Republicans wanted to reduce the deficit?

Then there is the fact that the Russian government actively interfered in the 2016 election with the stated purpose of helping Trump. Everyone of Trump’s henchmen first lied about their contacts with Russians until the press found them out; only then did they admit the truth. Trump himself has repeatedly lied throughout his presidency. Trump can’t even keep the employees in his administration. Almost on a weekly basis someone is leaving. Many working in the White House don’t even have proper security clearance. Even his son-in-law had his clearance downgraded. 

Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. Secret pay offs to porn stars. An ongoing special counsel investigation. The name-calling, the insults, the relentless tweeting.

Trump has turned the once proud and distinguished office of the presidency into a carnival side show. It is truly a sad time in America’s history. But our country will bounce back. Trump can only fool the voters once. In time, we will once again lead the world in combating climate change. We will lead on renewable energy. We will welcome immigrants and embrace diversity. And we will make decisions based on sound science, critical thinking and common sense.

James Korthals



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