Truth Hurts

Dec 19, 2018

To the Editor:

Sometimes the truth is inconvenient, ugly or hurts, at least in the short term. Strong men and women of moral character understand this and act accordingly, taking their lumps along the way. Weaker people are more apt to shy away from moral responsibility, hiding behind half-truths promoted by swamp denizens who benefit at the expense of others. Big government is an opiate to these addicts. We have become an indoctrination nation in need of intervention.

Enter Donald Trump. Boisterous and ready for battle, he entered the political fray in a way not seen before, confounding all comers. This has been to the delight of those who understand the gravity of purposeful mistakes made over the past 50-plus years. His election has kindled an all-out war between the forces of good and evil, with each side believing they are the good.

Success or failure of the Trump intervention may determine our fate. Will we become slaves to an all-powerful central government, wallowing in our own self-pity? Will we remember our roots as independently minded people, deciding our own fates as productive citizens of a sovereign nation? Time will tell, but this country’s citizenry has always been a force for good. Let us hope divine providence guides President Trump. Either way we shall surely get our just desserts.

James M. Spickard

Little Egg Harbor 

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