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Hamilton describes Trump

Alexander Hamilton on President Donald Trump: “The truth unquestionably is, that the only path to a subversion of the republican system of the country is, by flattering the prejudices of the people, and exciting their jealousies and apprehensions, to throw affairs into confusion, and bring on civil commotion… .

“When a man unprincipled in private life, desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents … despotic in his ordinary demeanor — known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty — when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity, to join in the cry of danger to liberty, to take every opportunity of embarrassing the general government and bringing it under suspicion, to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day, it may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”

What brilliance in predicting the risks Trump now poses.

Jerold Lancourt, Dallas

Presidential rights

Donald Trump was elected president by a majority of electoral votes. As the president of the United States, he is due all of the respect and honor that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, received, such as: denying his qualifications for the office, constant criticism of every action and proposal, total obstruction by the Congress of his programs and a vow to make him a one-term president.

Tom Naylor, North Dallas

Farmers market spoiled

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