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Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editor: Michalos Poignant and Precise In Op-ed Piece about President

September 25, 2017

To the Editor:

Dr. Constantina Michalos’ piece “Stop Xenophobia, Homophobia, Racism, and Sexism: Make America Civil Again” (Sept. 22) was truly poignant and a precise portrait of the president we are forced to endure for four long, public protesting-filled years.

I am sure she could have written more – I could have – but space prevented it. She pointed out that everyone has frustrations and he cashed in on them. And, that is true. My frustrations are mainly with how people vote. They do no research beforehand, voting for party instead of person. Then again, we’re often given an unfortunate choice of candidates. It’s either Frick or Frack.

Very reluctantly, I voted for Hillary Clinton, not because I approved of her but I felt I was given the choice between the fire or the frying pan. Voting for her because she would have been the first woman president was my very last consideration. History proves there have been horrific woman leaders in the world. Gender should never be a part of one’s decision. Among other issues, I cannot forgive her for castigating Senator Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe Biden, or President Obama in her latest book.

I just wish we, as citizens and voters, could have a fair choice of elected officials, or potential presidential contenders. Someone with more philosophical wisdom, more humane feelings; who has traveled to third world countries and learned compassion instead of conquer; someone less self-promoting, less narrow-minded,and much less eager to please the 1 percenters over the 99%, and to have more forethought than to send young men and women to wars that could have no benefit to them, or us.

Once again, I send my profound compliments and thanks to Dr. Michalos for her straightforward, courageous article.

Phyllis (Kiki) Sembos

Emerson, NJ

Phyllis (Kiki) Sembos writes the recurring feature Greek-American Stories for The National Herald.

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