Letter writer: We should be discussing Trump administration

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I would like to respond to the letter “Practice What You Preach” by Mr. Tim Hartigan in the Feb. 22 issue [Xpress]. I care about this country very much, and, according to the dictionary, that makes me a patriot, too.

I can only speak for myself, but I really think I speak for many when I say that I am very angry at the current administration. I see our freedom of speech and free press being threatened, and that is not “fake news.” There are various state legislatures that are attempting to make “protests” against the law.

As a patriot, I am furious that the First Amendment, the right to gather in peaceable protest and right to freedom of speech, is being threatened. Citizens should be angry and fight for our democracy. I would never mistreat, curse or deride anyone who had a difference of opinion, although I may argue with them.

We should all be discussing this current administration’s lack of experience and dictatorial zeal to limit our freedom. With all due respect, sir, we have given Mr. Trump a chance, and in one month, he has declared the press “an enemy of the American people,” ruined innocent people’s lives with the Muslim ban (that’s “not a ban”) and is threatening to take people’s health care away with no plan in place.

He preaches fear and force. I am very afraid for this country because I do love my neighbors.

— Ellen Foltz
Asheville

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15 thoughts on “Letter writer: We should be discussing Trump administration

  1. Lulz

    No, he preaches jobs and borders. I find those that are in support of open borders are not at all impacted by the low wages that they bring. And then they are in denial why a Trump can get elected running on jobs. It’s like one big DUH!

    Media is giving up its own rights to free speech. They’re no longer objective but part of the leftist democrat camp. And once they see themselves as part of a coalition to destroy a Presidency, then their roles become one of propaganda and not news.

    • Huhsure

      “And once they see themselves as part of a coalition to destroy a Presidency, then their roles become one of propaganda and not news.”

      Trump’s doing a great job on his own. He doesn’t need any help.

      But it’s funny that you consider the press actually doing its job as a conspiracy to destroy the presidency.

      On a tangent, anyone wanna place a wager on how many foreign intel operatives are currently employed at Mar-a-Lago?

      • Lulz

        LOL, Maddow is like the best Trump ad agency ever lulz. Why he paid a tax rate more than double than the socialist windbag Sanders. But see that’s why he won. He knows what it’s like to be taxed. Leftist like Sanders don’t. Nor do they know what it is to employ or be employed and talk out of their rear ends.

        • Huhsure

          I don’t assume for a secone that that’s a valid tax return. And there’s supposition that it is the tax return used in a case where Trump flat-out lied to try and show damages to his business.

          So, no, I don’t believe it. And given that guy’s propensity to lie (is his mouth moving?), I don’t have an obligation to.

  2. The Real World

    Another brain that the media successfully hijacked. Good for them and bad for her. See the model….and who wins?

    • Lulz

      Media isn’t going to make money by not stirring the pot. And they have a lot of less than intelligent people to do it to.

  3. Brengl

    You have less than one hundred days of results to judge Donald Trump’s actions; give the man a chance. We had eight years in which to judge Obama, and I give him an F, convinced in the end that he hated the USA and never gave up trying to reduce us to a third world country. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised considering those that dream of a one world order want equalization of power. Talk about fear, we lived it for at lease seven of the last eight years.

    • Lulz

      They will never give him a chance. Anyone that is about strengthening American jobs and borders is a threat to naive leftist who assume that selling out the nation is the best thing ever.

      • Huhsure

        Fascinating what you call “selling out the nation,” and not, you know, everything Trump and the Trumps Junior have done since the election.

        • Lulz

          Again, tell me why a man who ran on American jobs and national borders is a threat to the leftist? Defend your narrative. Why do you support low wages for a huge group of people? Are you threatened by people that can support themselves? Why do you want open immigration in this country when it can’t support the people already here? Why do you want huge unemployment, poverty, and a low quality of life for millions? That is what leftist are all about.

          As I said, the most vocal leftist are also wealthy, unaffected by illegal immigration, have no clue what a real job is, have probably worked in some cushy worthless government job with its pensions and entitlements and never really had to struggle. It’s why they support a Sanders who never was employed until 40. Think about that for a sec. These fools support someone that never had to work and yet assume he knows how to fix the economy LOL.

          • Huhsure

            You’re the one who called it a “threat to the leftist.” No one else did. You did.

            I don’t have to explain your argument for you, or counter your little strawman army you got going there.

    • tracisuzanne

      Curious. On what do you base your grade F, and conviction that president Obama hated the USA and wanted to reduce it to a third world country?

  4. Deplorable Infidel

    We are NOT a ‘democracy’ , Ellen and please help STOP this vicious lie that is perpetuated by government screwl indoctrination.
    The word ‘democracy’ does NOT appear in our US Constitution for careful reasons.

  5. tom williams

    The emperor has no clothes and only a fool would post on well dressed he is.

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