Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Faustian trade fractures family

And so I’m talking on the phone to my mom last night, who lives in Springfield, Mo., about the election and I ask her, “Did you vote for Hillary”? I am a little nervous about asking her since at 92 years young, she still is very private about such things as voting. That plus knowing she is living in a state that predictably votes Republican, adds to my tension.

Mainly, I am worried about her vote as a woman this time and how I might view her if I learn that she voted for the bigotry, misogyny and sexual predation of someone temperamentally unfit to be our Commander in Chief.

I am relieved to learn she did not, but cast her vote for Hillary instead. I am a bit ashamed I suspected any other outcome, but when parents or family are so private, the truth of their choice sometimes is in doubt. Thank you Mom! I am so proud of you!

However, I am not as fortunate family wise with a brother and a bunch of in-laws who ignored the bigotry, the misogyny and sexual predatory behavior of the candidate they chose.

Now to our own family here in Clallam County, total ballots counted as of Nov. 10 exceed 30,000 representing a 59 percent return rate of ballots issued. Currently bigotry, misogyny and sexual predation have a 7 vote lead over Hillary Clinton with more votes to be counted. There are an estimated 10,000 votes still to be counted and there are at least that many who chose not to send their ballot in and participate.

Nationwide, it appears the choice of the temperamentally unfit candidate is based on 27 percent of the eligible electorate while the popular vote is being won by Hillary Clinton, despite her narrow loss in the Electoral College. The point is you have failed at your most important obligation as a citizen of the United States of America if you did not vote.

And, as well, those voting on the most powerful office in the country, the leader of the free world, for a candidate who showcases bigotry, misogyny and sexual predation have made a Faustian trade in winning it.

Roger Briggs

Sequim

Kudos to Trump

Three words describe the American victory of Nov. 8, 2016: Glory, Glory Hallelujah.

Ethan Harris

Sequim

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