Vet­er­ans who sup­port Trump are traitors

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION -

Dear Edi­tor: Re “LET­TER: Hard-work­ing Americans who love this coun­try voted for Trump,” by James T. Vare­las, Nov. 16, 2016: Vare­las be­lieves the “left-lib­er­als” of this world are to be cas­ti­gated.

As a far lefty, I think Jimmy should fol­low his be­liefs and give back his vot­ing rights, his eight-hour work week, his med­i­cal ben­e­fits, his fe­male friends’ vot­ing rights and their abil­ity to con­trol their own bod­ies, and ev­ery­one’s ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion. I won­der if he ever went to Selma, or if he ever protested any war based on lies, or if he’s ever made use of any other of the ben­e­fits we all have be­cause of the strug­gle of left-ori­ented folks against peo­ple like him, start­ing be­fore the Revo­lu­tion.

Most ob­tuse of his state­ments is that he lauds Don­ald Trump, while he claims to be a vet­eran of the Navy. I’m a vet­eran, and I was with many, too many, broth­ers who were killed and maimed fighting the SS in World War II. I’ve taken very per­son­ally Trump’s cas­ti­gat­ing of vet­er­ans, and I be­lieve that any vet­eran who pub­licly sup­ports Trump is, at best, a traitor to all those who died and are dy­ing in this coun­try’s ser­vice. Jay Wenk Woodstock The writer is a Woodstock town coun­cil­man.

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