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Promoting jostling and roughing up is in fact the protestors' goal

To The Daily Sun,

The laughably biased Associated Press has apparently not learned much of anything this week. Certainly as noted in Thursday's article "Some minorities find "President-elect Trump" scary prospect."

To quote: "Black Lives Matter activist Mercutio Southall, 32, who was roughed up by Trump supporters a year ago after disrupting one of the candidate's rallies ..." (My emphasis).

Pardon me, but whether or not he was paid by Democratic National Committee dirty trick contractors (projectVeritasAction.com) or bused in by a George Soros-funded "civil action" group (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/ ), or conceivably just a plain vanilla Black Lives Matter activist, heading down to a private function to purposefully disrupt it does tend to promote jostling and roughing up, which is in fact the goal. Duh.

The issue here is with the AP writer/editor who is still dimwitted enough to try to pass this drivel off as news. People have had enough.

Stephen J. Conkling
Meredith

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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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