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Letter: Reply to ‘Bills of a feather’

Since when did it become a jail sentence for having adult consensual sex? First off, you are jumping the gun on the Cosby case and second, Hillary’s choice with Bill was a personal matter and nothing to do with how well they did their jobs. Maybe she forgave her husband for his indiscretions and they worked it out. Many women and men have done this. It takes a strong person to forgive. But it still isn’t our business what they do behind closed doors.

Do you realize how many “great” presidents have had affairs while in office? Just to name a few, Jefferson, Franklin Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. Should they have gone to jail? Or since they weren’t women maybe it doesn’t matter in their case?

Here is what is wrong with America; it’s the hypocrisy and arrogance of the people of our nation. We seem to think we are better than everyone else. We say one thing and do another. We claim to be Christians yet act unchristian. We don’t take care of our own, our poor, our veterans and our people of other nationalities and religions. We call names and shout “freedom” for our “rights” while suppressing the rights of others. We don’t practice what we preach. We don’t respect our country’s leaders whom we elect into office. We complain about everything, but do nothing to resolve the problem. We listen to people like Trump for a potential presidential candidate who is doing his best to divide our country more with his hate and total disrespect for everyone.

Did you ever read what is on the Statue of Liberty?”

“Give me your tired, your poor … yearning to breathe free?” or think about what you say in the Pledge of Allegiance, “One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” People need to start thinking instead of just reacting. Start caring about your neighbor, walk a mile in their shoes.

If you are really concerned about having more “viable” candidates, we need to get rid of the Citizens United, get rid of money in politics. Right now the only person who can run for most offices has to have lots of money to even run. It should be just like every job, the most qualified person, not the one with the most money.

Jeanne Martin


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