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Letter: Trump inspires people to run against him and defeat him

Published on January 17, 2018 5:27PM


We, the majority voters of this country, are looking for a few good men and women to serve as our elected governmental representatives. We need the best and brightest people possible to inspire the best and brightest ideas for solving this country’s most pressing problems. Those issues will always involve respect for all people and the planet. You do not need to be a plaster saint, but you cannot be a hypocrite who pretends to hold decent, family and worker values but then advocate policies that enrich yourself and harm your constituents. Do not be like Donald Trump.

If you are so corrupt that you must seek the help of foreign adversaries to get elected, then do not run for public office.

If you have a history of laundering money, and have refused to pay your workers, then do not run for public office.

If you will not show your taxes to prove there is no “conflict of interest,” then do not run for public office.

If you do not have a basic understanding of our history and constitution, then do not run for public office.

If you have ever bragged about assaulting the opposite sex, then do not run for public office.

If you tried to avoid military service, then do not run for public office.

If you made up spurious accusations about the birthplace of a sitting President, then continued lying to appeal to racists, then do not run for public office.

If you are not mentally stable enough to express your anger appropriately and diplomatically, but instead “tweet” threats to dangerous world leaders, then do not run for public office.

If you are a self-centered egomaniac who believes you, and your family, are above the rule of law, then do not run for public office.

However, if you want to serve the residents and taxpayers, and you possess wisdom, justice, courage, compassion and humility, then we desperately need you. This year will be a turning point. Politics has sunk to such an extreme low that it cannot continue to decline. Please show up and be counted at one of the hundreds of Anniversary Woman’s Marches across the country on Saturday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 21. Additionally, this November let’s power to the polls.

Dale and Judy Wendt

Pendleton



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