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Trump base silent in face of evil


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Many months ago I had ended a letter to the Reflector with, “Think Nazi Germany.” Well, taking children form their parents with little or no regard for their welfare clearly shows a Nazi type mentality of the Trump bunch. Trump's proposal, (not a law) backed by his Republican buddies, is even much worse than Dick Cheney's torture program, which broke international law.

Some people use the phrase “This is not who we are” Yes, it is exactly who we are! Trump and his type were elected by Americans, with continued support.

This atmosphere has been building for many years, mainly brought on by Bible thumpers. The evil, so-called Christians have infiltrated our government, repeating lies against liberals, which is doing great damage to our nation. The types of Falwells, Perkins, Reed, Limbaugh, Huckabee and others with their constant lies and against anyone/anything that might hamper their agenda is a winner with their non-thinking flock.

People who haven't seen it coming either don't care, or might be the same types as the Trumps. Privatizing schools is a step toward brainwashing. I notice that the so-called Christians haven't condemned the Trump bunch who do the same type of evil deeds that “Christians” have falsely claimed that liberals did/do.

I haven't penned a letter for many months knowing that Republicans and some Democrats have closed minds and can't handle truths. Perhaps this letter is to rub their faces into what they have sowed with their spoiled, partisan and continued hate-filled support for those who are destructive to this nation. Yes, millions who don't know basic right from wrong get on a team and their team must win, but what have they won when they win? They're losing and don't even know it.

We could have had Bernie Sanders, but no!

Dewey Funkhouser



Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


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