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Nobody should be allowed to profit from the American presidency

To The Daily Sun,

In 2015, Trump said he would "rarely leave the White House because there's so much work to be done." Now, he is golfing and visiting a Trump-branded property every few days!

I'm deeply concerned with Trump's taxpayer-funded trips to Trump properties, Mar-a-Lago. Here's why:

Trump is putting taxpayer dollars directly in his pocket by visiting his properties so frequently. The Secret Service has spent tens of thousands of dollars on golf carts alone at Mar-a-Lago, and that's the tip of the iceberg!

While Trump spends our tax dollars at Mar-a-Lago, he's also hosting high-profile meetings with foreign heads-of-state there, like the prime minister of Japan. Talk about a photo op for his own property!

After Election Day, Mar-a-Lago doubled its membership fees to $200,000. That's a lot of money in Trump's pocket!

Nobody should be allowed to profit for the presidency. I've had enough. It's time for our representatives in Congress to stand up to Trump's abuse of power and waste of taxpayer dollars.

Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago have already cost $25 million. That's enough to pay for over 2,000,000 Meals on Wheels!

If Congress continues to sit on its hands, our representatives should be held accountable for their complicity to Trump's corruption. I'll remember their inaction when I step into the voting booth.

Kiera Russell

Meredith

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Anti-Bishop letters remind me of cruel actions of school kids

To The Daily Sun,
I really want to get off of the Holy Grail of the Lakes. Yet the attacks on Bishop Blake in response to his "I told you so" letter have been so vicious, I feel it necessary to take a pause from the letter I was working on and say something about this.

First to Bishop Blake: I feel the Lord would say, not to cast your pearls before swine. Being a married man I find It's almost never a good idea to say I told you so and my wife loves me. To the others: your behavior reminds me of the cruel actions of school children who pick on a classmate because they are different and present an easy target. The difference may be socio-economic, sickness, a social disability, or a different belief system. Whatever the reason, a number of students decide to be vicious toward that individual and the whole class goes along with it lest they come under the same ire. You people are their adult counterparts, and I rebuke you for it. Do you know what Bishop Blake is like in his personal life? How do you know that God didn't send Bishop Blake to speak to the Kennedys? Maybe you don't believe in God. In that case you would believe it impossible. Perhaps you don't believe that God interacts with His creation. But why the vicious assault?

Perhaps you think it too trivial a thing that God would be concerned about a cross on an establishment. Let's look at that. The cross has been the symbol for Christ for millennia now. It is an advertisement when it is on a building, that here you can receive God's unconditional love. Here you can receive forgiveness of your sins. Here you can leave your sins at the cross of Christ and start a new life in Christ. Here you can be safe from the onslaught of the world. Now here it is atop a building where within you find carousing, backbiting, drunkenness, irreverent humor and what have you; what do you think that God would have to say about this?
Now with the exception of Bishop Blake's "I told you so" letter, he has been only humble and a purveyor of Christian doctrine that you would normally have to go the church to hear. So what is the source of the vicious onslaught? Could it be that the devil is venting his wrath through unwitting individuals on a brother in Christ who is willing to speak out on behalf of his Savior, to a world that is only willing to receive a God who impotent at best?

John Demakowski
Franklin

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