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Powerful words can create support

DEAR EDITOR:

We hear the speeches, and we often see the attendees clap and cheer. So do those words and statements really work? Do they bring support? Words and statements such as: “Today I am at the head of the strongest Army in the world, the most gigantic Air Force and of a proud Navy.”

“Behind and around me stands the party with which I became the great and which has become great through me. Our enemies must not deceive themselves; in the years of our country history known to us our people have never been more united than today.”

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

“It is not truth that matters, but victory.”

“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”

We’ve heard these often — during the campaign and while in power. And they do have an impact. They grow support, they grow a following that is difficult to disrupt, difficult to attack. When one challenges these statements, these claims, they are labeled as the opponent who lost, or as fake news or are misinterpreted.

Yes, words are powerful, they have an impact, they bring about support.

By the way, the above quotes you probably thought were made by our current president. They were not.

Who made those quotes? They were made by Adolph Hitler during his campaign and while in power.

God bless and help America.

JOHN P. LESEGANICH

Canfield

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