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Letter to the Editor: ‘Trump Party’ Agenda Must Go

Current political office candidates state Sen. Scott Wagner, Congressman Lou Barletta and Congressman Lloyd Smucker are card-carrying members of the Trump Party. Like President Donald Trump, these three appear to believe the following: — Trump and members of his campaign team are above the law and cannot be held accountable for any crimes.

— Inhumane treatment of destitute individuals seeking to escape oppression and poverty is sanctioned by the Bible.

— Our country should bar Americans, particularly minority Americans, from conducting peaceful protests against extreme inequality and injustice.

— Ensuring a steady stream

of massive campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association is a priority.

— It’s in our country’s best interests to honor ruthless dictators like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un while insulting the leaders of longtime allies such as Canada, England and France.

— The primary purpose of the government is to increase the wealth of the rich, particularly the wealth of the president and members of his family, and it is appropriate to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to bankroll massive tax cuts for the wealthy.

— The U.S. was correct to drop out of the United Nations Human Rights Council because human rights are not a consideration of the current administration.

I support candidates Gov. Tom Wolf, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Jess King.

JACK LEWIS

Elizabethtown

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