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Should billionaires, generals run the U.S.?

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I was interested in Myron Ammeter’s perspective of accepting the outcome of the presidential election, which he wrote about in his letter to the editor Dec. 30.

I couldn’t agree more with his views of accepting the outcome of an election, and thought that both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton provided rather magnificent examples of such exemplary behavior.

I do wonder, though, how Mr. Ammeter feels about having our country run by the Wall Street billionaires and generals that President-elect Donald Trump has picked for his Cabinet. It worries me.

I also am worried about what appears to be solid evidence that forces outside of our country have interfered with our election process. A secure, indestructible election process is the basis of our democracy, but that does not seem of importance to President- elect Trump. That frightens me.

The scientific evidence that choices we make are affecting the climate of the world also is solid, and I have to wonder what those people who are now in position to run my country are going to do to protect the world I will leave to my two beautiful great-grandchildren.

Mr. Ammeter, thank you for writing your first letter to the editor. This also is my first letter to the editor of the Mercury, which you have inspired. Please be sure the person elected to run our country protects those values you treasure.

Ellie Lamb 2800 Willow Grove Road

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