Letters to the editor — Jan. 1, 2020

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:30am
  • Opinion

Consider the evidence for Trump

In reference to Tim Wheeler’s letter to the editor (Sequim Gazette, Dec. 13):

Wheeler states: “Uphold the Constitution and rule of law.” He isn’t impressed that Trump was elected with 62.9 million votes. He chooses to ignore that the Constitution specifies the election of the president is determined by the Electoral College. Trump won the Electoral College with 304 votes to 227 for Clinton. Trump would have won the popular vote minus one state, California — where he didn’t bother to campaign, because the outcome there was a forgone conclusion.

Wheeler states: “The House has presented proof that Trump is guilty of abuse of power.” Neither the Mueller investigation nor Adam Schiff’s fake impeachment hearings found any evidence to support impeachment as specified by the Constitution.

Wheeler states: “The high command of the Republican Party approves foreign nation’s meddling in our elections.” Is it any wonder that proven liar Adam Schiff, is Wheeler’s hero?

Wheeler states: “We should give thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff for standing in defense of the Constitution and our voting rights.” Why should we give thanks to the two key perpetrators of a false impeachment, one in which Schiff acted as judge, jury and executioner and violated every Constitutional right that Trump should have to defend himself?

In America anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty, but Pelosi, Schiff and the Democratic House pronounce a “guilty verdict” with no legitimate due process or facts.

Frank Willett


GOP values out the window

I have always thought of myself as a Republican, until recently. Republicans once believed in fiscal discipline. Under Trump we see trillion dollar deficits indefinitely.

Republicans once believed in science and research. Under Trump we see science denied and government agencies forbidden to publish results in “sensitive” areas.

Republicans once supported free and open trade. Under Trump we withdraw from trade agreements and throw tariffs at friends and allies.

Republicans once believed in collective international action for the benefit of all. Under Trump we denigrate or withdraw from international agreements and the US goes off alone.

Most cult leaders are egocentric, take advantage of their minions, relentlessly attack anyone who dares oppose them, and require slavish loyalty.

For those who have fallen into the cult of Trump, a word of warning: Don’t drink the Kool-aid!

Paul Wessel


Impeachment awakens ‘sleeping giant’

In my opinion, the abominable act perpetrated by the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 16, 2019, has assured President Trump’s re-election in 2020 by we Americans.

I am reminded of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s statement after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. 1941: “I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” Again, we Americans “have been awakened with a terrible resolve.”

Ethan Harris


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