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Letters Election goes beyond presidential race

August 10, 2016

Election goes beyond

presidential race

Are too many of us believing that the race for the White House is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? What about the baggage each one brings: party policies and programs, powerful senators, representatives, governors and wealthy supporters?

I believe the race should be viewed as between American capitalism and European-style socialism. For my money, we have already had almost eight years of President Barack Obama’s socialism, and I want no more of it.

ROBERT VENEZIA, NORTH PALM BEACH

System has always

afforded privileges

The letter-writer who suggested that President Barack Obama should not be on the road with Hillary Clinton needs to understand how it works in this country and the world. Presidents, owners of businesses, CEOs of corporations, high-ranking officials in government and others do have special privileges not afforded to others.

This is how the system has worked for many years and will continue to be part of our culture, and rightfully so.

KEN MAIN, LAKE WORTH

Are Clinton, Trump

really our best?

With more than 320 million people living in the United States, is this the best we can do?

On one side we have a candidate who is considered by two-thirds of the electorate to be untrustworthy, a candidate who is a habitual liar, who claims the FBI said she told the truth about her email scandal. Are we not to believe what we see and hear with our eyes and ears, but should accept what she says are the facts? The shoe about the Clinton Foundation has yet to drop.

On the other side, we have a schoolyard bully who is a clown who cannot keep his foot out of his mouth. He is totally undisciplined and ignorant of world affairs. Granted, he is a businessman and not a politician, but anyone with half a brain knows when to stop digging the hole they are in. The question is, do we really want Donald Trump to represent the United States on the world stage?

Is this the best we’ve got?

DAVID NOVEMBER, BOYNTON BEACH

Deportation would

put people to work

This election is showing just how much not just the GOP is self-destructing, but also the Democratic Party.

This election is no longer emphasizing what needs to make America great again, but what each party wants and needs for self-servitude. Neither cares at all about the needs of our great country, which will surely deteriorate if we, the American voters, won’t quit thinking like politicians, and start worrying about the future of our country. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be in our future. Too many Americans want handouts, want to work as little as possible, want illegal aliens here to do the jobs that our citizens refuse to do.

If we deport the illegals as Donald Trump suggests, and put our unemployed in their positions, we won’t lose jobs, we will lower the cost of federal aid to these people who have figured out how to get around the system, and make them become proud citizens of this country.

What is wrong with this plan?

STEVEN SCHIMPF, STUART

Trump would return

us to Tennessee, 1964

Nothing seems to have changed. In Tennessee, in 1964, after his motorcade passed homemade signs containing racial epithets, Lyndon Johnson spoke to Bill Moyers.

“I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it,” LBJ said. “If you can convince the lowest white man that he is better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

This perfectly mirrors Donald Trump’s campaign of today. Trump has given his supporters many to look down on and blame for their problems and troubles: Mexicans, Muslims, Syrians, all aliens, even our NATO allies, to name just a few million. Last month in Cleveland, Trump and his party put it clearly on display: a celebration of bigotry, hate, fearmongering and intolerance.

We must never return to Tennessee 1964. All people who fear for their freedom and desire a rational, working government must turn out to vote.

RONALD SLOOP, PALM BEACH GARDENS