Letters to the Editor

Ask the right questions before casting your vote

While watching President Trump’s impromptu NATO press conference on July 12, I was struck by the simplicity of a phrase he uttered three times: “I want world peace.” It was a sweet and simplistic statement heard by people who have watched Miss Universe contestant speeches over the years.

Could it be that simple? Have we been over-analyzing Donald Trump and the diabolical plots with Putin that he is programmed to execute from the time he was recruited in 1987 while in Russia with his first wife, as hypothesized in the recent New Yorker magazine? Or, whether he is he part of a global organization, like the one described in Mark Galeotti’s book, The Vory — Russia’s Super Mafia?

Is this a man who just believes in fairy tales and now that he is in the most powerful position in the world, he can finally realize his dream? Or is he being manipulated by the powers of evil that lurk in our complex world?

Sometimes, people who have deep scars and vision colored by past experiences find it difficult to live in the light.

We do not know the answers to all these questions because Trump discovers fire every day and everyone in his orbit runs around like they are at a three-alarm blaze.

More troubling, however, is the circus that our U.S. House of Representatives has become and the level of ignorance that is displayed at regular intervals during its committee hearings.

But the people can fix this in November.

Before you vote, ask the right questions about the candidates who present themselves for office during our upcoming primary elections.

Vote for the person and the political agenda they espouse. Force our representatives back into the job description in our Constitution.

They represent the people, whether we be Democrat or Republican or no party affiliation.

Cast an educated vote.

Judith Cannon,