Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Against my better judgment, I am responding to a Letter to the Editor that was printed in the Monday, Nov. 18, Spencer Daily Reporter that rankled me.
The writer stated that anyone who didn't agree with her were not intelligent or moral. Her rhetoric indicated that she is not a fan of the president. It is so typical of those that adhere to the mantras propagated by the Democrats, and in particular the anti-Trump media, that only their opinion matters. The last time I read the Constitution, the very first amendment gives everyone the right to say what they want. And there are other amendments that protect those from slander and untruths or actions or crimes that damage a person's reputation.
The writer goes on about the impeachment inquiry event in Washington, D.C., that has seemed to have sucked all of the oxygen out of the room. I don't know where she got her information, but she is right on some of it. It is too bad that she peppered her editorial with anti-Trump adjectives and desires for the Republicans to impeach our President, or it would have been an informative exercise. I doubt that I could have a conversation with her as her diatribe dripped venomously like that of an anti-Trumper.
If one takes the time to wade through the whistle blower's charges and the telephone transcript that was provided by the administration, there is no comparison. Any half witted defense attorney would be able to get the charges in the WB complaint dismissed because it is second and third hand knowledge commonly referred to as hearsay evidence. So as Clara Peller made famous in the 1984 Wendy's Hamburger commercials ... "Where's the beef?" The WB complaint was very artfully written and it smacked of collusion (with attorneys) and statements that were not part of the transcript immediately shrouded it in suspicion.
Passions run deep, but facts should run deeper. As of yet, there is not any first hand knowledge as to what was said on the phone call that is the focus of the Representative Schiff run hearings. It seems to an unbiased observer that the people paraded before the committee should not be called witnesses because they didn't witness anything. They are just repeating what they heard or offering an opinion. People will always look at any political situation through their own prism. The “illusory truth effect,” a glitch in the human psyche that equates repetition with truth, is at play here. As Adolf Hitler wrote in “Mein Kampf,” "Slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea," i.e. Constant repetition will finally make an impression upon the human mind. Call President Trump all the negative things the opposing party can think of will convince people regardless of the facts.
So please don't call me stupid, immoral, or partisan because I don't fall in lock step with you Diane. I want facts not some circus that we taxpayers have spent tens of millions of dollars on while Congress does very little to make America better. Based upon what I have read it would be a stretch to say that what the Democrats have come up with will cause the president to lose his job.
So give me the facts and let me make an informed decision on my own.
— Dave Kimbell, Spencer