LETTER:Condones violence?

I talked to a Trump supporter just a few days ago and asked her if she thought Joe Biden won the election fair and square.

Her answer was, “No, I don’t think so, do you?”

I said, “Of course I do because six states and over fifty judges said he did. “

Trump lied for two months about the election and on January 6 incited thousands of people to storm the Capitol.

Five dead, dozens injured, and the citadel of our democracy trashed.

“Do you still believe in Trump”, I asked.

She responded, “Do I like him as a person? No. Do I think he did a lot of good while in office. Yes I do.”

I was flabbergasted.

“You can’t separate the two,” I said.

This has been the excuse of Trump’s supporters all along.

First it was, “If he just wouldn’t tweet.”

Now, it’s “but he’s done such good.”


In the past, I just let it go because I believe in free speech and thought their beliefs weren’t dangerous.

But now it matters.

Insurrectionists of the Capitol came close to capturing Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers.

What would have happened to them?

You saw the same angry mob that I did. We can be pretty sure what they would have done.

In my mind, if you still believe in Trump, you condone violence and therefore have become a danger to me and that’s unacceptable.

You just can’t have it both ways.

Pam Carter


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