Letter: ‘You are no friend of President Trump’

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To the Editor:“However (political parties) may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled, men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” — George WashingtonFebruary 5th and April 8th columnist Ron Huff’s focus was direct at our current President of the United States the Honorable Donald J. Trump where in the April 8th article he writes “I am no fan of Donald Trump” which was also stated in his February 5th column. OK Mr. Huff, we honestly can say you are no friend of President Trump. Now personally both articles has merit as the contents touches on area of historical reference which if the educators and school boards effort to the removal of colonial and revolutionary instructions from our primary institutions of education your opinions would be taken as truth and nothing but the truth. Your article is full of half truths lacking established historical reference. When I was on my high school debate team we were advised to display large stacks of reference at our side during our presentation. Once I discovered where the large stacks were just for show, the content was junk. My stack matches the subject in debate. I also recall when I was a history major a Professor said “history is not history until we as historian produce it.” Just like journalist are taught where whatever is written it is written for cause and effect. Mr. Huff we have never met nor have I heard your voice but over the years reading your column I have developed a voice for you as I read. Our 45th President (April 30, 1789) and the 116th Congress (founded March 4, 1789) have since 1789 collided when political partisanship prevailed. Today is no difference than 1800 or 1860. The people and their era of growth are remarkably similar as they are different to what is visible today. Remember “cause” and “effect”.

John Harry