Vote Democrat and support all Americans

Vote Democrat and support all Americans

To the Editor: I have a tendency to speak my mind. I have intentionally not done so during this election as I believe that there are enough opinions flying around. I have held my tongue and kept my peace. But after seeing the advertisement taken out by the Jackson County Republican Party in the Sylva Herald and The Smoky Mountain News, I can no longer be silent. The Jackson County Republican Party states that Republicans are not only voting for Trump but are voting for the Second Amendment. The inference is that those who don’t agree with them are against that amendment. Many gun owners believe there should be some reasonable restrictions placed on gun ownership. I am one of them. They state that they are voting for the next Supreme Court Justice. That is fine, but the Supreme Court should be split between justices with liberal and conservative leanings so that decisions are made on the basis of law and rather than ideology. The current administration is packing the Court with ideologues. They say they are voting for “the Republic we live in.” We all live in this republic and are voting for what we believe to be the best course for governance. They mention that they are “voting for the military, and the veterans who fought and died for this country.” What about the veterans who may disagree with their politics? They seem to believe that others do not respect veterans. We should remember that we never […]

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