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Myth becomes reality; anyone can be elected president of the U.S.

To The Daily Sun,

Donald Trump gets credit for turning an old American myth into reality; the myth that anyone can become president of the United States.

That was never true, until now. Not by law but by tradition, Democratic and Republican nominees for the presidency had to be experienced in government, knowledgeable about domestic and foreign affairs, publicly honorable, decent, respectful of others, unbiased and unprejudiced, compassionate, and so on. If an aspirant to the presidency lacked these qualities, s/he had no chance of winning.

Donald Trump has shown that a Republican nominee, at least, can be a public, serial liar, a bigot, a sexist, a bragging abuser of women, a draft-dodger, a tax-evader, a fraud and a con man. And in Donald's case, insulting and slandering all his opponents — instead of respecting them as fellow humans and fellow Americans — are added to his other traits. If what he has publicly, openly exposed himself to be doesn't prove that anyone can become president of the United States, then that old myth is still true.

But, no thanks, Donald. I prefer to leave the myth unrealized.

Richard B. Davis

Thornton

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Lord has shown his light on us; let's be grateful for Donald's election

To The Daily Sun,

I read the letter Denise Burke wrote in answer to my letter, which cited the case of Matthew Shepard. I had not known that he suffered as much as he did. However, her letter confirmed my basic contention that he had not been killed for being gay, but as part of a crime. I did not drag him into the political debate. His mother did. However, my letter did minimize the crime committed against him. It was insensitive. I stand corrected. I apologize to Matthew.

Denise also wrote, "he was a student, a friend, a son, a brother and he was loved and his is missed. He also had AIDS. Will that help you more to slander his name?" The tone of this question leads me to believe that Denise thinks that because I am a Trump supporter I am an ignorant, bigoted hick. That's actually not the case. I am not a homophobe. I was simply pointing to how his mother used him to promote her political agenda.

By the way, the turtle at Camaro Heaven in Tilton actually is "abused." She enclosed that word in quotes to once again try to make me look stupid, but if she takes a drive over to Camaro Heaven and looks inside she will see an animal in a very unfortunate situation, stuck in an enclosure much too small and anyone with any sensitivity will not deny the obvious suffering involved. The business is on Clark Road in Tilton, if anyone is interested.

And lastly, just let me say how thrilled I am that the Donald won. It's a good day in America. The Lord has shone His light on us. Let's be grateful.

Hillarie Goldstein
Franklin

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