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Letter: Protect the Constitution

Consider this a summation of discussions related to the forthcoming general election.

Both candidates for the president lack qualities of statesmanship exhibited by predecessors such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt or Gen. Eisenhower, but we must choose one.

Mrs. Clinton has been documented as a devious liar over the past decades. How could anyone vote to turn over the operations of our government to a person with such low standards. Mr. Trump is only slightly better, and if elected must be held in check by a diligent Congress.

The question of who should be elected president is of less importance than what political party should be in power afterward. The makeup of the Supreme Court should not be of the political importance that it is, if the justices would follow the requirements of our Constitution, which is unfortunately not the case.

Should Mrs. Clinton be elected and have the power to nominate new liberal justices to support her legislation, the effect would be felt for many years by all of us. The Constitution would be essentially trashed, and many of the freedoms we presently enjoy, including ownership of guns, would be severely restricted or abolished.

Neither candidate says much about our staggering national debt or the size of and many offensive actions by the federal bureaucracy. Our only salvation is to encourage economic growth and reduce the size of the federal government.

Think about this when you submit your vote.

Dick Prosence

Meeker


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