Letters, Jan. 11
Abandon the Electoral College
It’s very clear to me and probably the plurality of the voters in this country that the Electoral College has run its course of usefulness. Witness the shenanigans of Trump along with over 100 House members, 12 senators, his crazy lawyers and supposedly about 70% of Trump’s supporters who all seem to think that overturning an election won by Biden/Harris is the right thing to do.
No fraudulent votes have been uncovered by any of these people that would change the results of any of the battleground states from a Biden win to a Trump win. Biden won the nationwide vote by over 7 million votes. The USA is taking a big hit to its renowned democratic process, and one way to avoid this in the future is to abandon the Electoral College and ensure every vote in a presidential election has equal value.
Alexander W. Davie
Remember Jan. 6 in infamy
Wednesday, Jan. 6, must be remembered in infamy like Dec. 7 and Sept. 11. Evil struck, courtesy of Trump and his right-wing thugs. Good citizens must respond.
Right-wing extremists think they can steal America at the point of a gun. We must insist that everyone in the attempted coup is arrested and punished, and inform their supporters we will fight for this country. Let Jan. 6 be the motto.
We must meet every action by right-wingers with a reaction. If right-wingers show up to take over TV and radio stations, steal public land or threaten good people, we need to show up in force. Let Jan. 6 be the motto.
We can no longer ignore people who lie about unidentified elites, the deep state or conspiracy theories. These are the repeated and outlandish lies of a right-wing kook, perfected as a propaganda technique in order to deceive. I recommend telling these people off with every expletive that comes to mind. Let Jan. 6 be the motto.
People who actually try to live their faith, unlike the right wing, must say a lot of prayers for our country right now. May God bless the USA!
Dan Van Dyke
Rep. Cliff Bentz voted to reject the lawful electoral votes from Pennsylvania. He should be impeached and referred to the Oregon State Bar for supporting seditious, illegal, and unconstitutional actions.
Honor your oath
Federal employees, representatives, senators, judges, political appointees, the president and vice president of the United States take an oath of office per Article VI of the Constitution.
“I, ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
The president is also required by the Constitution to take an oath of office. (Article 2, Section 1) “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The president and several supporters refused to honor their oaths to defend the Constitution. They refused to accept the will of the majority to replace the current president. They should be held accountable. Vote them out next time, including our newly elected Rep. Cliff Bentz.