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LETTER: Cruz is a true conservative -- give him a chance

To the Editor: Primary elections are coming in June, and we may have a say in the outcome of a presidential nomination for the first time in several years. Both political parties at this writing are undecided. Usually that decision has already be...

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To the Editor:

Primary elections are coming in June, and we may have a say in the outcome of a presidential nomination for the first time in several years. Both political parties at this writing are undecided. Usually that decision has already been made by the first of May. This year it may be June 7 before that happens, and that means we get to weigh in.

If you are a Democrat, I don't envy you. A New Yorker told a reporter "We have to choose between a socialist and a criminal." Their words, not mine. But I would hate to make that choice, if I felt that way.

If you are a Republican as I am, our choice is much different. We must choose between a liberal Democrat (Donald Trump) whose greatest skill is making money and insulting everyone, or a conservative (Ted Cruz) whose greatest problem is he wants the U.S.A. to adhere to and function on the basis of the U.S. Constitution. That sounds very American to me.

Then there is John Kasich, who wants the Republican leaders to change the rules so he could win the nomination if the delegates can't agree on Cruz or Trump. According to the current rules, to have your name put in nomination, you have to win the majority of votes in a minimum of eight states.

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In the last few years, the only Republican candidate to be elected president convinced the American people he was a conservative. Those who described themselves as a "maverick" (John McCain) or a moderate (Mitt Romney) bit the dirt. Cruz is very much a conservative. Let's give him a chance.

A liberal Democrat who has bragged about buying politicians for 40 years, insults anyone who disagrees with him and has demonstrated very little knowledge about foreign policy runs up more red flags than solutions. Also Trump's daughter said, "If you hit him, he will hit you back 10 times harder than you hit him." And you want to give Trump the IRS to get even with you if you oppose him? I certainly do not.

Cecil R. Luckett

Letcher

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