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Time to remove him

On Nov. 3, we the people have a chance to remove a man who has not the right to further occupy the office of the presidency. I believe Trump throughout his time in office has shown complete disregard for the Constitution, the country and the people of this great country. It is also time to remove those who have enabled this man.

Democrats, Republicans, or independents need to reclaim this country from the Trumpists before we slip into another failed democracy. The United States faces many crises, and this man Trump wants to fan the fires of discontent instead of finding solutions.

Trump wants to protect Confederate traitors instead of protecting American service members from foreign bounty hunters. As an Air Force veteran I find it appalling that members on Congress have failed to honor their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.

By the grace of God may we reclaim this republic on Nov. 3, and on Jan. 20, may a breath of fresh air sweep across the country. May we remember Lincoln's closing remarks at Gettysburg, the "government of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the Earth."

GREG WALSH

Cherokee Village

It must be conspiracy

I will not mention fake news. But I am convinced your paper is covering up a conspiracy.

The Rex Nelson columns must be written by several individuals. No one person can know that much about Arkansas history and its people, places, and events.

RALPH HAMNER

Hot Springs Village

On pondering the past

Words are so important to our society, to our culture, to our future. We have the opportunity to repair some of the ills that plague our nation as we adjust our thinking. Make no mistake, it takes a great deal of pondering the past and envisioning the future.

We need to untie the discord and unite our country--a simple change in the placement of the letter "i" can change our philosophy. America was born of many peoples with many differing thoughts, yet they worked together to build a better form of government.

We need to defend the police rather than defund the police--a simple replacement of the vowel between the "f" and the "n" can make a great deal of difference in the way order is restored in our country. The founding fathers did not envision the anarchist or socialist state that so many seem to be striving for.

If one reads the history of socialist governments, no one would purposely lead us into that abyss. If we don't know history, we are destined to repeat it. Those who are trying to erase history simply based on race could be called e-racists. It is obvious that the mobs who are taking cities hostage across this country are in it to destroy it. They have destroyed monuments to great leaders, great statesmen, even great peacemakers. They tore those statues down in ignorance. The trouble with mobs is there are too many heads but no brains.

In our comprehension of what we watch and/or hear in the news is a very important point. We must be aware of the "illusion of truth" effect (look it up on BBC Future, by Tom Stafford, Oct. 26, 2016). A Nazi who worked with Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, lived by the propagandist law, "Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth." That is still true today. The lesson? Get your news from multiple sources. The adage "don't believe everything you read" holds true today. Become an informed voter!

JEAN RIISE LEFFLER

Conway

Now she's back on top

The world is a difficult thing to understand for us folks down here on the front lines. As a regular reader of the Demo-zette and frequent Internet "Googler," just the other day it occurred to me I had not seen

AO-ME's face in the news in a while. I remember thinking, "It took a ginormous worldwide virus to do, but I guess she finally got knocked off the top-of-the-news roost."

Then the other day when I come home from work, mow the yard, eat my supper, shower and kick back to watch a little news (my least favorite way to get news, by the way), whose face is the first to pop up as a "Breaking News" flash? You guessed it; it was AO-ME.

But here is the thing that confuses me, and I bet other little folks like me; she was hand-wringing upset/offended/mad at some old feller for talking a little mean to her and sounded like she wanted him punished for it. What in tarnation? You would think she would be thanking the man for getting her right back on top again! I tell you what, this old world just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser.

What's that, honey? You say it's AOC? Oh, well, that's my fault then.

GREG STANFORD

White Hall

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