Letters to the Editor

With Rubio gone, Trump by default

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College Monday, June 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at Saint Anselm College Monday, June 13, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. AP

We must vote!

I wrote back in March saying that I was voting for Marco Rubio because I was afraid of Donald Trump, but if Trump won he would be my candidate over “Hateful Hillary.” Well, here I am ready to mark my “X” for the Donald. While he still scares and embarrasses me, there is no way I could vote for anyone who believes more government is better!

I consider myself an optimist, fiscally and politically conservative and socially liberal. I want smaller government, financially sound and not in charge of every aspect of our lives.

Yet, gay marriage and responsible abortion are OK with me. I believe in a secular government and freedom of religion but that no religion can dictate our laws. No one can rule by “my way or the highway.”

Having said all that, I think it is a major mistake for anyone, including our former presidents, to “sit this one out.” Not voting is a vote for “Hateful Hillary.” And, we don’t want to see someone like Barack Obama, who is just as smelly but more adept politically at making our government bigger and more involved in all aspects of our lives.

If the Donald surrounds himself with capable people who can work with Congress to pass smart laws, repeal poor ones and rein in our ever growing and all powerful bureaucracy while at the same time learning to control his mouth, we have a chance at moving forward successfully.

If not, well, we survived eight years of Obama! We will continue forward. Our president is not yet “king” and only can do so much on his own.

Gerry Hayes

Parrish

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