Let’s give President Trump a chance
In response to “Trump is America’s greatest embarrassment” (Nov. 13):
It takes a broad brush to paint Trump supporters as an undereducated white underclass fearing a demographic demotion. It took whites of all kinds to elect and re-elect Barack Obama. When only 30 percent of voters think the country is on the right track and that a flawed Trump offers more hope for it than an even more flawed Hillary, it is not because they are endorsing Trump’s flaws. They are desperately hoping that what made Trump successful and beholden to no one will save the country from implosion.
Let’s give Trump a chance and vote him out if he turns out as bad as Leonard Pitts believes he will.
Phil Clutts, Harrisburg
Ministers, listen to Barber’s words
In response to “Barber: Don’t let election disappointment deter march toward justice” (Nov. 13):
Wow! Rev. William Barber sure hit the nail on the head concerning white evangelical ministers who endorsed Trump. He stated, “You say so much about what God says so little, and so little about what God says so much.” Please let that soak in.
Clara Starnes, Lancaster
So now you want tolerance?
In response to “Trump protesters lack tolerance” (Nov. 13 Forum):
I don’t understand the confusion regarding the protesting of Donald Trump. Tom Spencer expects people to show Trump tolerance when for the past eight years President Obama has been ridiculed, called names, had his citizenship questioned, and mocked every step of the way. This is the true irony.
Denise McDonnell, Mooresville
Liberals should look in the mirror
The election is not like the first hole of a golf round where you get a mulligan if you don’t like your first shot. Hillary lost because turnout in traditional democratic voting bases was low. Liberals should look in the mirror if they desire to protest to someone.
Bill Wilmer, Charlotte
It’s OK for protesters to express dismay
Forum writer Tom Spencer is confused by the protesters taking to the streets after the election. Our life view as Americans comes from our experience. In other words, a white male in the country has different experiences than a black male, an Indian woman, a gay person, even a white woman. Donald Trump said many offensive words during this campaign and many in America are angry as well as terrified. Protesters are expressing their dismay and it is their right as Americans.
Laura Reich, Matthews
The election was about us, the voters
In response to “This election was about her, not him” (Nov. 13 For the Record):
Jerry Shinn and the liberals still haven’t got it. The election was about us, the people. Shinn calls us an “ugly segment of the electorate.” We were also called a basket of deplorables.
When the Trump supporters were ridiculed at social gatherings, a friend confided to me that many Trump supporters are afraid to admit it for the fear of intimidation. Well, we came out of the closet on Nov. 8.
God Bless America. Good things will happen to our country under President Trump.
V. H. Patel, Cornelius
We shouldn’t scrap Electoral College
In response to “Thoughts on a 2016 election that vexed pundits” (Nov. 13):
Tim Funk states that the United States is a Republic and that we pick our leaders by majority vote. The Electoral College was put in place for the simple reason that people are apt to go mad occasionally. A popular vote during the Great Depression would have given us a Nazi Party. During the 1960s the popular vote would have been against the Civil Rights movement.
The Electoral College has stood well by us even as the rest of the world embraces despotic leaders and tyrannies. The Founding Fathers got it right, and that is why the Constitution is still viable.
Robert Williams, Concord
False allegations victimize many
In response to “Brad Pitt cleared in child services investigation” (Nov. 11):
False allegations of abuse give the accusing parent a leg up in custody battles. They hurt the child caught in the middle and true abuse victims as well, who are then less likely to be believed. Hopefully Brad Pitt will now get the shared parenting he requested.
Sheila Peltzer, Charlotte