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Reader Opinion: A broken system

Donald Trump's popularity is coming from a disenfranchised population that is ready for any kind of change from the politics we have become used to. He says what a lot of people want to hear and he is able to say it because for the most part he w...

Donald Trump's popularity is coming from a disenfranchised population that is ready for any kind of change from the politics we have become used to. He says what a lot of people want to hear and he is able to say it because for the most part he wasn't one of them. His biggest problem is the way he says it. Donald would do well to listen and heed Abraham Lincoln's words when he said, "With malice towards none, with charity for all." But something else bothers me about Donald and that is the fact that he answers most questions, when asked for specifics, with "just watch me." In my world that isn't an answer, it's a challenge long used by bullies to get their way. We have too many bullies in the world already.

In our form of government, with its checks and balances, it's very hard to get your way by bluster. Somewhere and somehow you need to lead and without the cooperation of others you will just be spinning your wheels and making a lot of noise and that has been happening for our presidents for far too long. You can be a football coach with all of the talent in the world but if half your players hate you, you will never be a winner.

This country has proven leaders out there but they want no part of this broken system we have. We need to clean up the system before they're going to step forward. Otherwise we will have to be content with the status quo, which is leading us down the road to ruin. Short of abolishing the government and starting over with all new players, I'm not sure how to do that.

Mike Holst

Crosslake

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