Letter to the Editor: Writer can’t ignore Trump’s actions

Published 10:19 am Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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To the editor:

I read Kurt Musselman’s piece he sent to the editor regarding Presidential election about the border.

I missed Mr. Carroll’s questions that he referred to, so I’m not really sure if the three questions Mr. Musselman listed were all of the questions. Mr. Musselman answered the three questions, and then went on a tangent about the Democrat Party and President Biden.

I found many of Mr. Musselman’s remarks humorous and was not completely such if he was really serious, but as I continued reading I believe it’s safe to say he was serious and is a Republican.

There were a few things Mr. Musselman said that I would like to address. First is the comment that the Democrat Party and President Biden created the border crisis via executive order, failed legislation and failed leadership. While I somewhat agree in part of his statement, it’s not totally true.

The truth is, the southern border has had serious problems for many decades. Democrats, Republicans and former administrations all have to share in the lack of action and responsibility. Lack of new legislation to deal with issyes at the southern border us the real problem. Really the question should be: Does either political party really want to fix the problem, or just use it as a political campaign pledge?

As for failed legislation, there was a bipartisan border bill that was introduced to the House of Representatives which had benefits to help solve many of the problems at the southern border. The bill had things that the Republicans had wanted, and some things Democrats wanted. Was it perfect, no, but it could have given needed legislation to President Biden and all future Presidents to deal with the border issues. But the Republicans would not hear of it. Why? Because Donald Trump said not to.

Second, I take exception to Mr. Musselman’s statement regarding Former President Trump not being a threat to our democracy, he was without a doubt a big threat and continues to be a threat.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell laid the responsibility for the destruction of Jan. 6 2021 squarely on Trump, saying he did not act swiftly enough to tell the mob to go home once they breached the Capitol. “He did not do his job,” McConnell said “He didn’t take steps so federal law could be faithfully executed and order restored. No. Instead, according to public reports, he watched television happily – happily – as the chaos unfolded.”

McConnell directly blamed former President Donald Trump for fomenting the riot on Jan. 6 of inciting an insurrection. McConnell sharply criticized Trump in a speech on the Senate floor, saying the rioters had been “fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth,” because he was angry, he’d lost an election. Former President Trump’s actions that preceded the riot were disgraceful, a disgraceful dereliction of duty. Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

You may choose to ignore the things Trump did on Jan. 6, and all the hatred he has spread across America, all lies he has told, how he is making a mockery of our laws and how he is destroying our country, but I can not.

It is absolutely horrifying to me that any American would want a person like Trump as the leader of our country after his disgraceful and destructive actions of Jan. 6.

When Americans can overlook a person with disgraceful and destructive attributes, can accept a person who promotes cultural hate, are willing to accept a person with personalities types of a narcissist, can accept a serial liar, are willing to accept a sexual assaulter, can accept a person who admirers murderous dictators, and can accept a person that has many felony indictments against them, that concerns me greatly.

I’m sure many Republican supporters will say, what about Biden. But the real reality is, it’s not Joe Biden who is spreading hate and false information across America; it’s not Joe Biden that has tried to overturn an election; it’s not Joe Biden who was found guilty of sexual assault; it’s not Joe Biden who was found guilty of fraud in NY; and it’s not Joe Biden who kept more then 280 highly classified documents, and did not cooperate to return them; and it’s not Joe Biden who is facing many felony indictments. It is Trump.

What Trump has done and continues to do, should be clear to all Americans, Trump is destroying our democracy and our rules of law are in jeopardy. And it should be obvious to Americans that Trump’s main object to win the upcoming Presidential election, has nothing to do with caring about our country, its about dismissing all the federal cases against him and disrupting all state cases. In other words, get away with all his crimes.

William Arnold,     Mocksville