Letter to the Editor

History guides our votes

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I was 16-year-old senior in high school in 1941. Franklin Roosevelt was president. I took a government class that year I took it seriously. I learned that Roosevelt has started the Social Security program, which is still a good thing. He was also responsible fore the WPA, the CCCs and other programs that made bums out of people. And, I believed he helped manipulate us into World War II.

I told my democrat parents and grandparents that, when I was old enough to vote, I could not vote for Roosevelt. I could not find a statement of democrat principles, but I found one republicans believe: The most effective government is government closest to the people that each person's ability, dignity, freedom, honor and responsibility must be honored. Free enterprise gives a nation a good economy.

Sound money management must be our goal we need equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all. We must retain all of those good principles of the past. Americans should share with people everywhere through national strength and pride, a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights all over the world.

I believe republicans, democrats and libertarians can work together to do the above. The two major parties deteriorated during the scandals of President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

President George W. Bush wasn't strong enough to put us back on track. President Obama? Now we have President Trump!

He wasn't presidential material, but forget his past. We've done it before. He's trying. With the cooperation of the parties, he will get things done and make America great again. His ego won't let him fail.

Politics aren't confusing. Look for the candidate who best fits your principles in 2020. Look at and listen to all the candidates and then vote for the one who best fits the office. It's our duty.

Vergene Donovan

Spirit Lake