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Civil unrest is result of critiques of another's race or culture

To The Daily Sun,

The election for 2016 is the most dramatic in the history of this nation. This comes from a Republican voter who has never missed an election since being eligible to vote in 1964. Responsible Americans owe it to themselves to contribute to the election and voting process. American democracy no longer exists. It has been hijacked by international corporations, the rich elite (Koch brothers, Adelson, etc. ) and special interest groups (oil lobbies, insurance companies, NRA, etc.)

The two dominating parties are making this election personal, and do not focus on the issues at hand. The main issue is the "buy-out" of our government by the special interest groups, large corporations, and the very wealthy. The people of this country have been sold out by the very people elected by the voters, to represent them (the voters).

Voting becomes meaningless when the choices become severely limited. There is a need for more parties and opinions, by which we can make our voting decisions more complete and informed. Informed consent (voting) is essential to the decision making process. It's tweedledum Republicans and tweedledee Democrats.

Money is such a powerful force in campaigning that genuinely motivated populist candidates like Sanders cannot effectively combat opponents when the media — one of the major hijackers — is against them, keeping the public distracted by stories of the Kardashians, transgender bathroom use, and other ridiculous non-essential issues.

Despite what they say, elected officials do not serve the people. They serve special interests. Tragically, the people's vote seems to be unable to reverse this. The choices available are not choices at all.

Washington, D.C., is not listening to us. They must listen to us, or face the grim reality of our country fading into the history of civilization. This is a group responsibility, and regardless of one's sentiments about candidates, failure to vote is irresponsible to moving our country forward. Of course, one cannot make people vote, which is okay, as protest is what sets our country apart.

The campaigns of the major parties do not focus on the real issues, and promote narrow-minded, divisive views. There is a need to focus on our well-being, health, safety, and our rights to property and to be safe. The disturbing, violent protests of political rallies are inexcusable. Everyone has the right to express their views without the fear of retaliation from others. True political responsibility accepts all points of views.

The real defining characteristics of these major parties is narrow-mindedness. We must cherish our freedoms as defined in our Constitution which is for every living human being that resides in our country, not just the "anointed few."

Bigotry and insults cannot be tolerated, and must be condemned. The so-called Christian Coalition is part of the problem. Many members, but not all, are directly responsible. While there are passages in the Bible that promote forgiveness and love, many members refuse to practice these sentiments. Everyone's blood is red regardless of their physical status, religion or creed. Most religions promote peace and forgiveness. This peace is elusive in American society today, as well as the rest of the world.

The politicians today are dividing us. They are not promoting the concepts developed by our Founding Fathers. We the people must take our country back. We also must encourage all our citizens to develop the strength of unity to move forward. That is how our American Revolution came about. Every one is considered equals in the eyes of their creator. We need to tell these politicians we can no longer tolerate the divisions these parties promote. Our country is supposed to be the United States of America, not the disunited states.

When one compromises (brings into disrepute) another race, creed, sexual orientation, it generates civil unrest. No one person is better than another. None of us is immortal. We are created, born, live, and pass on. No one can buy eternity. We need to move in a direction that makes better lives for all of us, and not hate or discriminate against others due to their skin color, disability, sexual orientation, or creed. The sooner Americans take this responsibility to promote unity, the sooner we can take our government back. Our real power is the voting booth.

Mark Twain has these words in "Huckleberry Finn": "Support your country. Support your government if it deserves it!!" John F. Kennedy said: "Ask not what you can get from your country, but ask what you can do for your country." Both these axioms hold true to moving our country forward. We cannot allow any other perverted corporation, wealthy person, big business to interfere with this, including Donald Trump.

In 1968, the Chicago police were ordered to violently crush the anti-Vietnam war protesters. People were sick of that useless and futile war, but the power structure was determined to keep it going despite massive opposition, loss of life and limb.

We got rid of the stupid Johnson/Humphrey and ended up with a Nixon. But a change of parties did nothing, becoming worse with the impeachment/resignation of Nixon in Watergate.

Today, in Iraq and Afghanistan, people like Hillary Clinton, many other Republicans and Democrats alike help to keep it going. Wars are profitable for banks, munitions and weapons manufacturers, aircraft companies, etc. That's why we've had a non-stop war culture for the past 65 or so years. Lives and severe injuries are considered collateral damage.

Therefore, we the people need to participate to make sure our voices are heard, and take our country back.

Robert T. Joseph, Jr.

New Hampton

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Trump may stir things up but history suggests Council on Foreign Relations will prevail

To The Daily Sun,

Well, here we go again. Another red flag emerges. "Donald Trump meets with Henry Kissinger." It was only a matter of time before an agent of the Council on Foreign Relations approached Trump. The council was not effective until 1927, when (John D.) Rockefeller began pouring tax-free money from his foundation into its coffers. Money from the Ford and Carnegie foundations increased funding.

In 1929 the Harold Pratt House at 58 East 68th St., New York City was acquired. Becoming the council's headquarters.

In 1939 the council began to gradually infiltrate the State Department. Hamilton Fish Armstrong (CFR) and Walter H. Mallory ( CFR) offered assistance to the State Department. They then began to make recommendations. Four fields were researched: political problems, territorial problems, economic and financial problems, and security and armament problems.

In February 1941 Leo Pasvolsky (CFR) was appointed director of the State Department's Division of Special Research, that was divided into Political, Security, Economic, and Territorial sections. By 1942 the council began systematically taking over the State Department.

1945 became the fork in the road for this nation. Forty members of the United States Delegation to the Organization of the United Nations in San Francisco were agents of the Council on Foreign Relations. Some, like Alger Hiss and Lauchlin Currie were also Soviet agents.

Following the council's influence in getting us involved in World War II, they instituted several dominant forces into play. Building up other nations' industrial capacity, eliminating our capacity. Decreasing our domestic and foreign markets, combining American social, educational, cultural, political and education with other nations, destroying our traditional foreign policies and taking away our independence in the private economic system.

Dr. Bella Dodd, top Communist Party USA official testified following World War II, "The Kremlin told the leadership of the CPUSA that if they were unable to contact Moscow, they could obtain emergency orders directly from any one of three wealthy and powerful Americans living in the towers of a famous mid-town Manhattan hotel." She refused to give their names. When asked, "Who is the hidden power, the real leader, behind the entire worldwide communist conspiracy?" her response was, "If the final authority for atheistic communist conspiracy could be unmasked, it would be Satan." Interesting.

Rockefeller and Carnegie tax-free foundation money were responsible for the Foreign Policy Association and the Institute of Pacific Relations, a tax-exempt educational organization. In 1951, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee lead by Pat McCarren (D-Nevada) found the organizations contained many soviet agents.

1961. New York lawyer (CFR) Theodore Tannenwad Jr. wrote President Kennedy's Foreign Assistance Act. Vice President Richard Nixon (CFR) was pleased. He also wrote foreign aid bills for Harry Truman and became assistant director of Mutual Security Program for President Eisenhower. As the American economy was suffering from industry moving to foreign lands the 1961 bill Public Law 87-195 offered $10 billion in foreign aid. Subsidies were given to firms moving overseas. Foreign aid helps finance socialism and strengthens dictators in undeveloped nations. CFR at work.

In 1961 the New York Times reported, "of the 82 names on a list prepared to help President Kennedy staff his State Department, 63 were council (CFR) members. Kennedy once complained, "I'd like to have some new faces here, but all I get is the same old names."

Former Ambassador Earl T. Smith acknowledged that Castro was was given help in his climb to power. A Kennedy election helper stated, "Foreign policy was with the Council on Foreign relations." CFR at work.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton let the cat out of the bag when she spoke in New York City: "Thank you very much, Richard, and I am delighted to be here in these new headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the 'mother ship' in New York City, but it's good to have an outpost of the council right here down the the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the council, so this will mean I won't have as far to go to be told what we should be doing." What?

Now we read former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (CFR) and former vice president Dick Cheney (CFR) have endorsed Trump.

During an interview on Fox News on March 4 Newt brought up Mitt Romney and his statement about Trump that elaborated "the panic of the establishment wing of the Republican party" now they're faced with the possibility of Donald Trump becoming the leader of the party and that absolutely drives them crazy."

"Why?" asked Bill O'Reilly.

"Well because he's an outsider," Newt said. "He's not them, he's not part of the club, he's uncontrollable, you know, he hasn't been through the initiation rites, he didn't belong to the secret society."

Trump has lobbed a few shots over the bow of the council and stirred them up a bit. His opposition to all the council holds dear could be shaken. Not to worry. They will simply send their agents over. Always worked in the past.

Gene F. Danforth
Danbury

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