So what kind of per­son am I?

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

In his let­ter to the ed­i­tor of Jan. 4 (“He won the bat­tle, but we’ll lose the war”), Wil­liam Watts chal­lenged Trump vot­ers to an­swer, “What kind of a per­son are you?” I take that per­son­ally, and so I’ll tr y to ex­plain to him what kind of a per­son voted for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump.

We’re the kind who wants to keep Amer­i­cans work­ing at Amer­i­can jobs.

We’re the kind who wants to see a smaller, more ef­fi­cient, user-friendly, fed­eral gov­ern­ment.

We’re the kind who wants to wel­come le­gal im­mi­grants who pledge their al­le­giance to our flag — “And to the Repub­lic for which it stands, one na­tion un­der God ... ”

We’re the kind who is fi­nally fed up with po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness and its dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on the younger gen­er­a­tions.

We’re the kind who is tired of be­ing over­taxed and over-reg­u­lated.

We’re the kind who had enough of the last eight years of scan­dals, po­lit­i­cal spin and lies.

We’re the kind who does not be­lieve the ma­jor me­dia, or their polls.

We’re the kind who is ashamed that our al­lies don’t trust us and our en­e­mies don’t fear us.

We’re the kind who be­lieves our chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion should not be dic­tated by Wash­ing­ton bureau­crats.

We’re the kind who earned what we have and do not be­lieve in par­tic­i­pa­tion tro­phies.

We’re the kind who un­der­stands the value of a strong na­tional de­fense as the best de­ter­rent to con­flict.

We’re the kind who see protest mobs and know they are the prod­uct of mod­ern lib­er­al­ism and the bu­reau­cratic state, not the prod­uct of Trump vot­ers.

We’re the kind who re­spect the rights of all and know all lives mat­ter.

We’re the ones who may dis­agree with you, but will de­fend to the end your right to be wrong.

We’re the ones who put faith, fam­ily and free­dom above the man­dates of an out-of-con­trol gov­ern­ment.

Fi­nally, your fears of “pay­backs” are truly un­founded, as we were not the ones van­dal­iz­ing Hil­lar y Clin­ton signs, cre­at­ing vi­o­lence or pay­ing for in­sti­ga­tors to in­cite mob protests. No, we just an­swered with our vote. Jim Craw­ford, Bryan­town

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