Voters must be informed before casting ballots

I wanted my previous letter to be my last one for the year but this election is too important and there is more to say. When I write these letters I do not expect anyone to take me at my word. Instead, I expect to be fact-checked for accuracy as I do with information I receive. Whether I agree or not, I research the facts. It is the responsible thing to do.

Before we vote in November may we all be informed voters. I am not talking about the information given to us by our favorite TV stations. There is no way to know why we are voting against someone if we only listen to one side.

Another resource I use are people who are in the know. For example, former Secretary of State Colin Powell is a man whom I respect and is respected by many. He is a Republican. He is voting for Joe Biden. This should speak volumes to everyone considering voting for Donald Trump. He also served in the military and was a four-star general.

There are many Republican generals voting for Biden. They are concerned for our country’s safety and integrity. We should trust them. Please research this. I don’t have enough space to write all of their names but they are there for all to see.

There are Republican governors and White House staff voting for Biden. There is a group of Republicans that has formed what is called The Lincoln Project. These are folks who will remain Republican but are so concerned for our country they are voting for Biden. Mike Pence’s former aide Olivia Troye is voting for Biden. It would be wise to view her video.

Former and present White House staff who are or were privy to classified information are voting for Biden. These folks in my opinion are true patriots for they are going against their own political party for the good of their country. That is what patriotism is.

How patriotic are Donald Trump and Melania when he can’t finish the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag and she doesn’t even bother moving her lips? They were at the 9/11 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, when this occurred. It is on video. God forbid if Barack and Michelle Obama did this. They would be called Muslim traitors. Wouldn’t have been the first time, either.

This is the first election that I have been so passionate about and fearful for. I want Donald Trump supporters to do me a favor if you would. Please look up fascism. Then think about these past almost four years. The writing is on the wall, my friends. Our president admires the leaders of the fascist countries and has openly made comments about wanting to be like them. He wanted to build Trump Towers in Moscow and reserve an entire floor for Vladimir Putin. It’s a fact.

I am proud of the Republicans that have put their personal feelings and agendas aside for not only our country but for the entire world. Some have raised millions of dollars to help get Donald Trump out of office. Don’t you wonder why?

May God always bless you.

Carolyn Weigle

Ridgeley, W.Va.

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