Letter to the Editor: Response to “Trump the Tyrant” and other letters

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(Pick up a copy of a local paper, especially the Queens Chronicle, newspaper or online edition, and you will see numerous letters every week bashing Trump and the GOP candidates with such venom and hatred, without a single response from our side. Except for my letter below. We need to write and respond. Let’s give these fools a piece of our mind and let them hear our voices! – Phil Orenstein)

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:30 am

Dear Editor,

I write in response to a torrent of incendiary letters bashing the character of the GOP presidential candidates and their supporters. One letter compared Trump to Mussolini, Napoleon and even Hitler. Another one invoked David Duke and the KKK to paint him as a racist, etc.

Whatever you think about Trump, to compare him to Hitler is disgraceful and trivializes the Holocaust, the systematic murder of 11 million Jews and non-Jews by the Nazi regime. The race card is the pathetic tactic often played by the Left that people are sick and tired of. It’s time to stop the name-calling and talk about the real issues and America’s heritage and ideals, if we are to preserve them. This is what the Republican Party and its candidates represent, in contrast with the legacy of the Democrat Party.

The GOP is the Party of freedom, equality, prosperity and opportunity, which was born fighting to end slavery, while the Democrat Party supported slavery and its expansion. In 1865, 100% of congressional Republicans and only 23% of Democrats supported the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. Republicans likewise unanimously passed the 14th and 15th Amendments, which granted citizenship and the right to vote to blacks, with 0% Democrat support. Democrats continued to support slavery with the discriminatory Jim Crow laws and started the KKK to terrorize blacks. Republicans gave us the first black members of the US Senate and House. The first Civil Rights legislation came from Republicans in 1957 when President Eisenhower pushed through the Civil Rights Act, and Democrat Lyndon Johnson opposed it. Johnson and the Democrats also gave us the War on Poverty which spent $20 trillion on welfare programs that failed to lift the poor out of poverty and destroyed the black family.

The definition of insanity is doing the same over and over again and expecting different results, like spending trillions of taxpayer dollars to give away “free stuff” adding to the $19 trillion national debt. This is the legacy of Obama and the Democrat presidential candidates. One is a renowned liar and the other a confirmed socialist, who is bribing young people for their votes by offering a plethora of new government benefits including free college tuition, free universal healthcare, paid family and medical leave, etc. Any one of the Republican presidential candidates stands head and shoulders above them and will restore greatness and prosperity to America if they win the presidency.

Phil Orenstein
President, Queens Village Republican Club
Queens Village

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