- - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

On Memorial Day we honored those who gave their last full measure, and it seems not too much to ask that we conduct ourselves in a way worthy of their sacrifice. Yet some Republicans are acting like spoiled children (‘If I can’t be captain I’ll take my ball and go home’). Regardless of your view of Donald Trump, he, at his own expense, handily won more votes than all the other candidates and attracted many new voters in the process. Attempts to deny or obscure that is an insult to the voters.

It seems Bill Kristol, Mitt Romney et al are determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and make the perfect the enemy of the good. Teddy Roosevelt showed the way in 1912 and we got Woodrow Wilson, the father of the “progressives.” Ross Perot followed suit and we got the scandal-ridden couple from Arkansas. The country we love cannot stand a return engagement of this corrupt couple (for whom the truth is always conditional), and we must not empower them to alter the Supreme Court in ways that would take decades to rectify.

We must change course. Our enemies no longer fear us, our friends no longer trust or respect us, just 62 percent of our workforce is employed, our debt is $20 trillion, and the regulatory bureaucracy is killing small businesses. Put your egos in your pockets, get on the team and make America greater.

COL. CHARLES BAKER

Georgetown, Texas

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