Trump spews garbage; sadly, some of it sticks

Trump spews garbage; sadly, some of it sticks

After the November election, polls were taken on different items, and they were totally ridiculous. For instance, 50 percent of Trump’s supporters blamed Barack Obama for not stopping 9/11, and 70 percent believe black men were extremely dangerous.

Fifty-two percent of Republicans believed Trump won the popular vote (he lost by nearly 3 million votes), 67 percent of Trump backers said unemployment grew under Obama (it fell from 7.8 percent to 4.6 percent).

Here’s a good one; a legitimate poll that found a third of Trump backers believed Hillary Clinton “has ties to Lucifer.” Are you kidding me? These individuals are actually allowed to vote.

Even the outrageous lies and falsehoods seem to find an audience thanks to the election of a shameless person like Trump. The objective of the Trump administration is to throw their garbage out there and hope it sticks. If some of it does, then they are happy.

Republicans scream bloody murder if by chance a Democrat or a group of anti-Trump people say something about them or their hero that they think is false or insulting.

Trump the almighty has a terrible record on truthfulness. It’s been rated that two-thirds of his garbage that he spews out is false. When proven wrong, he still refuses to admit it, that’s why Trump was named “King of the Whoppers.”

Nobody checks facts anymore; that’s how Trump got elected. He said whatever he wanted and people believed everything he said, and when the things he said turned out to be a bunch of baloney, people didn’t care because they already accepted it. That’s really scary.

What’s really scary is Vladimir Putin assisted in Trump’s campaign by spreading fake news stories to further his goal of helping Trump join him in his plans to destroy all opposition to his dictatorship.

Wake up America.

Bud McKelvey, Hermitage, Pa.

No scriptural basis for opposing death penalty

The fight against the death penalty is not scriptural, and those who fight against it are favoring the perpetrator and hurting the families of the victims. With these same people, if someone killed their loved one, they would want the murderer put to death. As a result, there is a hypocritical attitude in these people.

The Scripture tells us that if you kill someone, rape someone, molest someone that you should be put to death and not even be given life in prison. As someone who worked in the Ohio State Penitentiary and visited men on death row before their transfer to Lucasville for execution, I have spoken to many inmates. All of them agreed that they should be put to death for their crimes.

Even Paul the great Apostle said that if he did anything worthy of death he would not refuse to die.

It costs $40,000 a year to keep one inmate on death row. Those against the death penalty should pay this cost if they want the perpetrator to live instead of die for his heinous crimes against humanity.

By the way, having observed the lifestyle of death row inmates, I know that they have library books, art work, medical, dental and vision care and pay nothing for it. It is us, the citizens, who pay for all of this just like we pay for welfare and food stamps for the people who don’t work and just live off the government.

Now God doesn’t delight in the death of the wicked, but there are chaplains in all prisons who tell inmates they can be forgiven if they admit their sins and ask Jesus to forgive them. If they don’t repent they will be judged by God on the last day.

Scripture tells us that if judgment against a crime is not quickly given that men will set their hearts on doing evil and that is exactly what is happening in our society today. It has nothing to do with the death penalty being a deterrent but that the perpetrator is judged and that the family of the victim receives closure in this life.

Leo Feher, Youngstown

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