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Letter: Questioning the values of candidates

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits a caucus

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits a caucus site in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Credit: AP

I was glad to hear Pope Francis call out Donald Trump on what it means to be a Christian [“Taking on Trump,” News, Feb. 19].

As the pope pointed out, a good Christian doesn’t build walls, but instead builds bridges. Trump and some of the other candidates who identify themselves as Christians also have said that they would deport immigrants living in this country illegally, ban Muslims from entering the United States, send more of our kids into war and reject refugees from war-torn countries. This comes from candidates running to lead a country that was built on immigration.

Is this how God would want us to treat others who aren’t as fortunate?

Ann Leahy, Wantagh

 

If you’re seeing the world with the knowledge of a child, it can be easy to believe that the biggest bully always wins. Part of growing up involves learning that it’s not that simple. Donald Trump never grew up [“Charges fly at debate,” News, Feb. 14].

If you’re seeing the world with the knowledge of an adolescent, it can be easy to believe that everything that’s wrong with the world is the fault of one particular supervillain. Part of growing up involves learning that it’s not that simple. Sen. Bernie Sanders never grew up.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s got her faults, but at least she’s an adult. That’s a pretty important qualification for being president.

Wayne Karol, Levittown

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