More thoughts about Hillary’s loss

To the editor:

We are well beyond the presidential election, but the divide continues!

The Marshall Independent published two columns from syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts and, more recently, an opinion from a Redwood Falls subscriber. The common thread seems to be that Trump won the election, but didn’t deserve to! Nowhere was Hillary Clinton’s loss even mentioned let alone reasons for such loss presented despite all the ares of obvious concern, for example, economy, trade, wages, etc. I’d like to point out just three topics for consideration that many of us were thinking about when we entered the voting booth, but may have been hesitant to discuss with family, friends or co-workers.

Supreme Court Justices:

Whomever would have won, Clinton or Trump, would probably nominate the replacement for the court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia’s death. The next president may possibly appoint up to three more Supreme Court justices because of advanced age and/or desire to retire. the term of justices would last beyond the term of the next president. Had Clinton won she would probably have moved the court to the far left.

Top Secret Emails:

This was the whole issue of “those damn emails” uttered by Bernie Sanders during one of the Democratic debates with Hillary. The issue was not the emails themselves, but rather their content — classified information up to and including “top secret” as admitted to by FBI Director James Comey. Hillary Clinton was very lax in protecting such sensitive information that would have been severely damaging to our national security.

On a personal note, as a member of the U.S. Air Force, I was issued a “Top Secret” security clearance. I then served two assignments overseas. When I was issued the security clearance. it was made very clear to me that to reveal any classified information could result in a 10-year stay at the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth!

Such a cavalier approach for U.s. secrets did not make me a fan of Hillary Clinton.

Late-term Abortion:

Hillary Clinton has had a long association with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and agrees with her that abortion should be available throughout the entire term of pregnancy! Planned Parenthood supposedly is one of the nation’s largest provider of abortions.

In his Nov. 19 column, Mr. Pitts listed several email sites all of which were liberal such as ,

Since Mr. Pitts offered no alternative site, I’d like to recommend this one: I’d encourage everyone to log onto this website — especially all high school and college students, both girls and boys! Please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the computer screen Beware, it’s graphic! As you gaze at these pictures, you may even shed a tear — say a prayer for what our nation has become! If these pictures are too disturbing I ask then: Why do we permit it? Legalize it? Promote it?

Hillary’s extreme position to promote abortion throughout a pregnancy, I suspect, would even offend many people in the pro-choice movement! These are the three primary reasons I voted against Hillary. Though not ideal, Trump seemed a better choice.


“Jack” Dempsey