Letters to the Editor

Helling letter: No to Trump

There is a percentage of the electorate who have lost their way. They favor an individual who demeans his competitors, paints patent lies as truths, leaves the ignorant questioning already settled laws, validates the work of gangster leaders Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He slams women, dismissed American war heroes, heightens already existing biases, and paints medical science as voodoo and disregards the value of the “American Melting Pot” of ideas and nationalities.

A fair question to ask — would we select a principal like this for our local schools or college president or mayor of our beloved city or even patronize a local business whose owner exhibits such behavior?

Two quotes to steady us in our decisions.

“Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.” Abraham Lincoln

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

With tweets and half-truths and verbal abuses lashed out by Donald Trump something should constrain us from approving this reckless person and putting him above us.

Gerald H. Helling, Boise