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proclaims the need to move swiftly on the next Supreme Court nominee. It’s sing along with Mitch as the other GOP senators, except for Collins of Maine and Murkowski of Alaska, repeat his hypocritical lines. Truly a sad day for democracy.

So when someone regurgitates “Make America Great Again,” ask them to what point in America’s greatness do they want to return to.

Do they want to return to when only white male property owners could vote? Do they want to return to when Native Americans, whose land was stolen from them, were denied basic human rights and refused the right to vote?

Do they want to return 100 years to when women were denied the right to vote? Do they want to return to pre-1965 before Congress passed a voting rights law designed to ensure voting rights for everyone regardless of a person’s pigmentation?

We all need to thank RBG and those who came before her who worked to extend the American dream to everyone.

Gary Fergot Town of Wien

We disregard Commandment

To the Editor: I thank Sister Wagner for her recent letter to the editor.

I, too, am a senior Catholic and have supported both parties during my 85 years.

I am in total agreement with your summation of the Trump presidency.

Sadly, I believe the pressures of the office have created serious personality disorders with the President. As a result, he has placed us all in grave moral COVID-19 danger as we disregard the greatest of the Commandments: “Love Thy Neighbor.”

John DeLaPorte, Sr. Wausau

Trump causes writer to wonder

To the Editor: The Trump organization has done a great job of getting lawn signs out around rural Wisconsin. Seeing them makes me wonder what motivates the property owner that displays the sign.

It might be because they do not like Social Security. President Trump has a plan in place to destroy Social Security. After all, why should people that have worked long and hard be allowed to retire with a plan that helps pay the cost of living?

It might be Trump’s immigration plan that they like. Obama sent more immigrants back than Trump has, but he didn’t lock kids up in oversized cages, take infants away from their mothers or allow hysterectomies to be performed on immigrant women without their permission, the way the Trump administration has. Do people actually support such a policy?

Maybe they like Trump’s environmental plan that ignores climate change, allows automobile and power companies to discharge more pollutants into the air we breathe, reduces regulations for discharging effluent into public waterways and opens previously protected national parks and monuments to coal mining and drilling for oil and gas. If they think the air and water is too clean, Trump will fix it.

It could be they like Trump’s economic plan. He started a tariff war and declared it would be easy to win. Wisconsin leads the nation in farm suicides, and we have lost well over 1,500 dairy farms in the last two years, but maybe winning the tariff war is easy if you live by Wall Street instead of on Main Street. Only 890,000 people applied for unemployment insurance last week. That is up a little bit, but not as high as the 6.5 million in March. Trump says he wants companies to bring jobs back from overseas. That sounds good, but how many overseas companies owned in part or in whole by the Trump family have moved back to this country?

A Trump sign might indicate a family that does not like the idea of having complete, affordable health insurance. Are cookie sales and golf tournaments to help cover expenses for family members facing insurmountable medical costs better than having those costs covered like they are in every other industrialized nation in the world?

Maybe a Trump sign means the people do not like high quality public education. Trump’s plan is to spend more money on vouchers for private schools. Not a single one of Trump’s policies help make the lives of working Americans easier, so when I see those signs I am left to wonder why?

Darlene and Dennis Bucheger Greenwood

Trump has done a poor job

To the Editor: President Trump was in the state recently and gave himself high marks for how his administration has handled the pandemic. He said “We’ve done an incredible job.”

Look at the numbers, then you decide. That was the same day Wisconsin set a record with 2118 new COVID cases, with almost 20 percent of those tested showing positive results. The 45,313 new cases reported in the U.S. that day also showed an upward trend.

With only four percent of the world’s population, COVID-19 killed 863 Americans that day, 16 percent of the world’s 5,414 deaths. That was the day the U.S. Department of Labor announced 860,000 new applications for unemployment insurance and said the numbers indicated a slow recovery. Over 50 million Americans have lost their jobs since March and many of those jobs are not coming back.

President Trump has demonstrated an astonishing lack of concern for the American people during the pandemic. I could agree with his statement if he would add a single word. He has done an incredibly poor job! Thousands of people have died and millions are unemployed because of it.

President Trump seemed almost happy to hear of Judge Ginsburg’s death. Everyone is talking about the Supreme Court instead of how he has mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it any wonder why he welcomes the change in conversation?

Bryce Luchterhand Unity

Biden is only election choice

To the Editor: I will vote Biden. Not my first choice but the only choice.

I am opposed to an authoritarian fascist takeover by a mentally unstable racist lying criminal. If the Republicans wish to have a dear leader, try to pick one that’s not dumber than a bag of hammers. The incompetent handling of nearly everything has been just too much.

Joseph Feiten Colby

Ballot fraud is a real thing

To the Editor: Democrats and the media keep repeating to us that voter fraud is rare and there are no problems with voting by mail. If they say this often enough, people may be brainwashed into believing it. However, there are problems that negate people’s votes we’re not being told about.

California election officials reportedly rejected more than 100,000 mail-in ballots from the March primary election. Of these, 27,525 were rejected for signature issues.

In New Jersey, a sitting city council member, a councilman-elect, and two others were charged with multiple counts of voter fraud. Ballots bearing names of residents who said they didn’t vote and never saw their ballot were delivered and counted.

A West Virginia mailman was charged with voter fraud, admitting changing mail-in ballot requests’ party affiliation.

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Michael Myers (D) was indicted on multiple counts, including conspiracy to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing ballot boxes, bribery of an election official, falsification of records, voting more than once in a federal election, and obstruction of justice. It took six weeks to declare a winner in a Democrat primary in New York. Candidates were only about 3,000 votes apart, but 12,000 of 60,000 mail-in ballots (20 percent) were disqualified. A lawsuit also states election officials mailed out around 34,000 ballots only one day before the election.

Two Washington Post reporters determined that 17,800 non-U.S. citizens voted in the 2008 election, just in North Carolina, possibly tipping their electoral votes. They also cited that one in 16 noncitizens in the U.S. voted in the 2008 election. Nearly 1,000,000 illegal votes may have been cast.

In an ongoing investigation, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations office in Raleigh, North Carolina, charged 19 more illegal aliens with illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election.

This is just a sample. Voter fraud and mail-in voting problems are going unreported. In the past, many Democrats were warning of the dangers of mailin voting, but are now pushing for this. Many countries around the world have banned mail-in voting because of the obvious and wide-open opportunities for voter fraud.

Absentee ballots have built-in protections in most states, but voting in person ensures your vote will count.

Tim Kamphamer Colby