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Sunday, July 31, 2016

The right and duty to scrutinize candidates

Donald Trump, you cannot get away with that?

Today's news is that Donald Trump said that the family of hero Captain Humayun Khan had no right to criticize him. Obviously, under the U.S. Constitution, it is every citizen's right to scrutinize, evaluate, appreciate or criticize presidential candidates as they see fit. The fact that Donald Trump persists with his elitist, authoritarian and dictatorial attitude about those citizens who oppose him is an affront to freedom. It demonstrates his disdain and disrespect for We the People.

Donald Trump does not deserve to be the candidate for President on the Republican ticket because the sponsoring party should not have vetted him as being qualified. His professed values and behavior are hostile to the American form of government, laws, and regulations.

Not only should voters prevent his being elected to office, but they should also insist that due process is applied as it is to audit his businesses to ensure that no laws have been violated. He has served up so many red flags that more details about his abuses inevitably lie in the heap of bankruptcies that have harmed so many people and communities.

"Trump: Muslim soldier was a hero, but his father 'has no right' to criticize me
By Evelyn Rupert
Donald Trump praised a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in Iraq but continued to criticize the man's father, who spoke out against Trump at the Democratic National Convention.

After a day of backlash about his comments regarding the family of Humayun Khan, Trump released a statement late Saturday night honoring him. 
"Captain Humayun Khan was a hero to our country and we should honor all who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe. The real problem here are the radical Islamic terrorist who killed him, and the efforts of these radicals to enter our country and do us further harm," Trump said. 
“While I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr. Khan who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things. If I become President, I will make America safe again.”

Khan's father Khizr, a lawyer who immigrated from Pakistan, addressed the Democratic convention this week, asking what Trump had sacrificed and whether he had ever read the Constitution.

Trump lashed out at Khan and his wife Ghazala, who stood at his side on the stage, Saturday." 
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289894-trump-praises-muslim-soldier-but-says-father-has-no-right


Pompous Donald Trump
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