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Vote for candidates who will listen to the people

To the Editor:

In the Gettysberg Address, Lincoln says the government is of the people, by the people and for the people. It’s not of the king, by the king and for the king. Any president who wants to be king has got to go.

We fought a revolutionary war over it. We can’t regress and make all of the lost lives meaningless. Our country started with a protest –the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Taxation without representation they called it. The king taxed them but ignored the needs of the people in America. Sound familiar?

Protesting is guaranteed by the First Amendment, the freedom for redress of grievances (the remedying or correcting of unfair situations).

Protesters should be praised, not beaten. Democracy can be messy, but we can correct ourselves with empathy and fairness.

Get going and vote this fall for candidates who will listen to the people.

Dave Haynes,

Dauncombe

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