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Carroll County Times Opinion

Letter: Trump best of what's left

Clowns to the left of us, jokers to our right … here we are stuck in the middle with … some pretty sad choices. I refer, of course, to the left and right of the political spectrum. This is the best we can do? Seriously?

As I've said before in this space, my primary concern in the looming general election is the future of the federal courts. Donald Trump is a loose cannon … true enough. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is a precisely aimed bazooka. I know that she will insure that the Supreme Court is packed with the aforementioned left-wing clowns and blow our Constitutional rights to smithereens while continuing the devastation wrought by our current presidential disgrace. I don't know what Trump will do, but I'm willing to roll the dice.

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Hillary has got her sycophants all hyped up with this "historic first woman president" mantra. Remember that "historic first black president" thing? Race was Obama's ace in the hole. Should a person's race or gender be the determining factor for the presidency of the United States of America and the leader of the free world? If so, then I can reel off a list a mile long of exceedingly more qualified people who may be black or female or Hispanic or you name it. I'm not interested in historic presidential coronations. I prefer a president who is a truly qualified patriot who will make history regardless of any historically irrelevant distinguishing tag.

This historically incompetent president has severely diminished America's standing in the world community, put our country in the crosshairs, made a mockery of the Constitution, and pitted races, heritages and all manner of American citizens against one another while pretending to lament that all of the internal conflict in the nation has been his biggest failure. Such hypocrisy is unequaled except by, maybe, Hillary. Our historically first woman candidate for the highest office is also the first presidential candidate, man or woman, to be actively investigated by the FBI for criminal security abuses and unadorned recklessness. Isn't it strange how the Clintons seem to thrive in murky environs? Stranger still is how they are able to maintain their superhero personas when they are just pariahs enriching and aggrandizing themselves at the expense of the good citizens of this country … you and me.

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Indeed, The Donald is far from the ideal candidate being beset with myriad flaws. Remarkably, this joker is what's left.

Cal Pierce

Hampstead


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