Letters to the Edi­tor

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own party. He paid his own way. He was not lis­ten­ing to spe­cial in­ter­est groups yet he was vic­to­ri­ous at al­most ev­ery step and against all odds. He ral­lied with con­vic­tion and ad­dressed crit­i­cal is­sues through­out...il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion, ISIS, the econ­omy, ex­pen­sive health­care, the im­por­tance of con­ser­va­tive supreme court ap­point­ments, bad trade deals, lost man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs, con­vo­luted gov­ern­ment reg­u­la­tions, com­pli­cated tax brack­ets, a de­pleted mil­i­tary and ne­glected veter­ans, the abor­tion mur­der of the un­born, and, while re­spect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, he made it clear he will sup­port the nat­u­ral en­ergy sec­tor...clean coal, oil and gas...yay! And the Pres­i­dent Elect has said that he will pull the US out of the Paris cli­mate change agree­ment that may sug­gest to our coun­try’s lead­ers to re­think the car­bon tax they in­tend to im­pose on Cana­di­ans.

And there is no time limit for Mr. Trump to ad­dress the il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion mess that no pres­i­dent has been brave enough to deal with in decades. I think he will be com­pas­sion­ate. He will de­port the crim­i­nals first (you know the ones who have been de­ported 5 times and keep sneak­ing back and hurt­ing peo­ple) and I be­lieve he will set up a fair, or­ga­nized process to sort out the rest. No one should get to stay in the US or any coun­try just be­cause they are there, even if the num­ber has grown to mil­lions. Grant­ing Amnesty was the easy way out but in 30 years this way has never passed Congress. Mr. Trump has cho­sen the hard path. In my mind (and mil­lions of Amer­i­cans) it is the nec­es­sary one. There are con­se­quences to break­ing the law and not ev­ery­one gets a tro­phy.

And since Don­ald Trump’s stun­ning vic­tory, de­spite the me­dia’s gloomy pre­dic­tion, the stock market is soar­ing, coal prices are up and the Key­stone XL pipe­line is back on the ta­ble. There are lib­eral protests, but mostly there is a re­newed sense of op­ti­mism for many in our world again. And so, new Pres­i­dent Elect...may God give you wis­dom, bless and pro­tect you and your fam­ily and your beloved coun­try. VP Mike Pence said some­thing very wise along the way, “Let us not hope that God is on our side, rather...let us hope that we are on God’s side”.

Even Hil­lary Clin­ton, who seemed sin­cere in her con­ces­sion speech said, “He will be our Pres­i­dent, have an open mind and give him a chance”.

God bless Amer­ica! Darcy Gra­ham

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