Re: “Trump reveals America’s dark side” (letter, 4-9).
Let’s look at the dark side of the American soul.
After almost eight years of hope and change, suicides are now an epidemic; homelessness is off the charts; net worth has shrunk for all but the wealthiest; real estate is unavailable; rents are sky high; letting men use the women’s restroom is seen as an accomplishment; police are being killed at an alarming rate; and racist groups are stomping on the American flag, rioting, blocking freeways and doing anything possible to disrupt the political process.
Our government is dominated by two parties, and having a candidate the establishment can’t control has them running scared. Trump isn’t the embodiment of fake masculinity, nor is he hiding a wounded child’s heart. He is a great big Johnny Cash middle finger to the apologetic, politically correct insanity that has been working to undermine our American exceptionalism.
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In fact, the more they try to make him go away, the more I hope he wins.
Ask the citizens of Paris and Brussels how well compassionate listening and forgiveness works. If we don’t elect a strong leader who believes in putting America first, no amount of feel-good diplomacy will be able to protect us.