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Dan Struthers letter: In search of clear choices at the polls

What a sad deal we have going on: 240 million people in the United States and it comes down to two people who appear to be equally loathsome. About two-thirds of people voting for each of them are actually voting against the other. We recently to...

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What a sad deal we have going on: 240 million people in the United States and it comes down to two people who appear to be equally loathsome. About two-thirds of people voting for each of them are actually voting against the other.

We recently took a road trip through northern Minnesota. When we left home, we decided to count the Clinton and Trump political signs. We traveled more than 500 miles. The total number of signs for Trump were 46 and for Clinton 27. Even when a yard had many signs for either Republicans or Democrats, Trump and Clinton signs were conspicuously missing. It appears as most do not want to admit who they are voting for, so that they do not have to take any flak from their neighbors.

One or the other of them is going to be President of the United States. I have an idea: Why don't we pretend that instead of being equally loathsome, that they are equally wonderful? If we would do this, we could then vote on what matters to us instead of personalities. Take into consideration tax increases, Supreme Court justices, gun rights, abortion and other things near and dear to you.

I am definitely a capitalist and profess to be a Christian. For me the choice is clear. Hopefully, it will become clear to each of you as we approach the election.

Dan Struthers

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