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Letters: Mixed feelings about Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Madison, Ala. Credit: AP / John Bazemore

I am coining an oxymoron: peaceful revolution.

The country is sick of politicians. That is why Donald Trump is doing so well [“More Trump wins,” News, March 16]. I would very much like to vote for him, but, unfortunately, his party’s views on social issues are not my views.

Rhona Goldman, Lynbrook

 

If one were to put aside personal politics and listen to the never-ending assault on Donald Trump, the word bullying would take center stage [“Target: Trump,” News, March 4]. Politicians from both parties who are frightened that their gravy train may end attack Trump every day.

While trying to beat Trump into submission, politicians are missing one major point: The voters’ voice counts much more than those of politicians or the media. The approval rating for Congress is close to an all-time low, and that applies to both political parties.

Our politicians, both Democrat and Republican, solicit and accept money from people and groups looking to influence their votes and to help build their re-election campaign war chests. With term limits, that essentially would end. Many of the votes cast for Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders express voters’ disgust with the process and the politicians who participate in it.

Rich Adrian, Huntington

 

On Aug. 2, 1934, the German Army assembled and stated with arms raised, “I swear by God this sacred oath . . . to the leader of the German Empire and people, Adolf Hitler.”

On March 5, Donald Trump asked supporters to raise their right arms and swear that they would vote for him [“2 Trump triumphs,” News, March 9].

I see this as a re-enactment of 1934 and believe more people should condemn Trump. The Republican establishment is twisting and turning in all manner of contrivances to deny Trump the nomination while keeping his supporters loyal to the party. Does there not come a time that principles overtake political opportunism?

Some establishment Republicans reputedly are supporting Sen. Ted Cruz as the Trump alternative. They believe that Trump will destroy the party, while Cruz will lose but keep intact the Republican brand.

Ed Horn, Baldwin

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