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Greetings ta ever one in western Illinois and all readers of "The Quill."
Here we are in October already and only a short time away from November elections.
I have intended ta not get too involved in the national politics of our day. Every time I pick up either of two local papers I find daily negative comments about one particular presidential candidate. They frequently quote writers from the Boston Globe.
I guess they have a right ta express their liberal socialist point of view. Most folk recognize their bias and take it fer what it's worth. They realize those papers have lost their credibility a long time ago.
That be'n said, an acquaintance of mine sent the following feelings about Donald Trump, fix'n ta explain why my acquaintance and many others plan ta vote fer the feller.
He tries ta define how he and millions of other Americans feel about the Republican Presidential candidate....
He knows the man swears but he also knows when caught unawares on tape, so do almost all political folk. They are just sneakier about hide'n it...
He is not concerned about how many times Mr. Trump has been married-most families, over 50%, have experienced this somewhere in their own family, themselves.
My acquaintance doesn't care who Mr. Trump voted for, or what his income tax return shows. What he wants is THE PROBLEMS FIXED!
My acquaintance realizes Mr. Trump is an egomaniac, but he doesn't mind. He feels he's not a racist, or bad to women, or all the other things the liberal media is trying to label him with.
What he feels he does know is that Mr. Trump has raised a good family, and to my acquaintance that says a lot about Mr. Trump.
So with that back ground I forward in this column, the message as to why he feels folk are support'n Mr. Trump for president:
"Our country is a mess because politicians over the years have made it that way. The elected leaders of the Republican Party are so two faced and gutless they can't stem the onslaught against our Constitution by the elected leaders of the Democrat Party, and illegals are everywhere and Muslims are openly trying to hurt and destroy this country and make the civilized worlds adjust to them. We want it all fixed!
We don't mind that Mr. Trump is crude, we don't mind that he has changed positions on a few things, we don't care that he fights with Megan Kelly, the bias news media, and so many of the elected establishment.
We don't care that Ted Cruz, John Kasich, the Bush family, (Jeb, George W.), Lindsey Graham, and so many other top old and new Republicans refuse to endorse him for their own selfish reasons, and we know what many of them are.
We don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslim terrorists. They certainly know his.
We don't care that he tried some businesses that didn't work out, even though, a great many did, and very successfully.
This country has been militarily weakened, we're bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, our friends doubting us.
We are being invaded by illegals, we are becoming a nation of victims, where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in, AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED.
And Donald Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want!
We're sick of politicians, sick of the Democrat and Republican Parties.
We're angry about the Iran deal, the budget, out of control government spending, treatment of Israel, military weakness, lobbyists, special interests, overpaid politicians with their self-serving bills and back room deals, trade deals with foreign countries extremely unfair to us, loss of jobs, manipulated economic numbers, businesses fleeing our country, and the phony pay for play money laundering Cinton Foundation.
Americans are no longer going to be fooled, and there is a movement underway to change the direction we're taking.
Mr. Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn't have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn't have political correctness restraining him, and all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, created a lot of jobs, he's flexible, and he's also not a politician. And he says he'll fix it.
And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.
Public service has become elected greed. This may be our only, and last, chance to have a non-politician, despite his flaws, try and correct the mess, at least for 4 years.
We must take the shot, because the consequences of putting Hillary Clinton in office and filling the Supreme Court with Socialist judges, and selling our beloved nation for cash are frightening.
Mr. Donald Trump, a non politician, is leading a tidal wave of the American people, non politicians, and it's going to overcome much of what's happened to this country and prevent further decay caused by politicians in an overbearing Federal Government.
There ya have it then, just as he sent it ta me. He then followed up with the following:
P.S. A Pragmatist is: "One who sees a problem and understands it must be fixed." "Skilled in business or law." Donald Trump doesn't see the problems as Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative. Mr. Trump sees them only as problems and understands they must be fixed.
Mrs. FudPatriotism may be dead in many of the Washington leaders but it's not dead in the people of the good ole U.S.A, and I think they are ready to make a statement at the ballot box."
So, that's it fer this week's column, another man's opinion on the upcome'n national election.
I reckon the whole subject merits a good deal of prayer and reflection. I'm sure the boys and I will do so and dwell on the entire matter fer quite a spell.
Anyhow, it seems my acquaintance and many other like minded fellers deserve their opportunity ta explain their feel'ns, thus it has been presented ta ya at this time.
That's the beauty of our beloved country-ever one has the right ta say what they think. It is called free speech.
Have a good rest of the week. We have much ta be thankful fer!
Hope'n ta see ya in church this week.
Remember: Wherever ya are, whatever ya be a do'n BE A GOOD ONE!
Keep on Smile'n
Catch a later