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Letters: Disagrees with letter-writer about Trump; endorsing Gilbert

Disagrees with letter-writer, commends Trump’s durability

Sedonia Martin's (April 17) letter, which was in response to Diane Stuller's (April 9) letter, is a reminder of what the m edia does when it twists words from their original context to create a different meaning. Stuller's letter clearly stated, she could make no comparison between Donald Trump and Jesus Christ, only a "similarity" in their being the most hated/most loved man in the world, and most hated/most loved Man in human History.

Her statement and analogy are eerily correct. Perhaps Martin missed that part. Stuller also stated, she was in awe of his "continued strength," nothing at all about defending dictators and autocrats. Don't really know where that came from. Frankly, President Trump's durability has me baffled. How can one man endure the constant negativity thrown his and his family’s way? Yes, some is justified. His name-calling is way out of line, but let's not forget, he has been called many derogatory names, lied about, and bullied by Hollywood, the Democrats, and the media for three years. He fights back, as most would.

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Martin didn't have anything good to say about President Trump just like the Media but did make some very good points worth mentioning, especially this Holy Week: Jesus never bullied, discriminated, berated or mocked anyone, and his entire life was spent bringing people together, with God. I don't know if God is on Trump side, but I do know this mortal man, a sinner, as we all are, is accomplishing much, with little help from those on this Earth. Happy Easter.

Nancy Weaver

Westminster

Endorsement of Gilbert for Westminster City Council

I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Ann Thomas Gilbert for City Council of Westminster. I am a longtime social work colleague of Gilbert’s and have collaborated with her in helping to support welfare to work initiatives with the Carroll County Department of Social Services in Westminster.

Gilbert has the personal qualities and professional skills to relate and motivate people at both an individual and community policy level. Her work ethic and commitment to public service is a model for our local governing agencies. As a longtime resident of Westminster, Gilbert shares a passion for family life, community engagement/safety and economic development. She has the knowledge and motivation to advance the overall creativity and collaboration of downtown partners.

I am enthusiastic about the leadership and poise that Gilbert has to offer. Please plan to vote on May 14 and consider choosing Ann Thomas Gilbert for City Council. Thank You.

Gary Honeman

Westminster

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