Letters to the editor

Editor, the Advocate:

At his rally in Henderson, Nevada, Donald Trump stated, “… we’re going to win four more years in the White House, and then after that, we’ll negotiate, right? Because we’re probably — based on the way we were treated — we are probably entitled to another four after that.”

The 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution states: “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice …” It does not say, “subject to negotiation.”

It is beyond me how anyone can support a President who openly announces his intention to disregard the United States Constitution, a document he has sworn to “preserve, protect and defend.”

Joseph Crisp, Victoria

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Willie Ellis

Communist and Socialist Leaders appoint themselves as “Rulers for Life”. The history books are full of men like Putin, Kim and Hitler who once in power garnished “all power”. Republicans are okay with Trump staying in office for life up until AOC becomes President.

James Chandler

Joe, you and Mr. Ullman must have been extremely upset with President Obama's "I got a phone and I got a pen" position on governing our country. Thankfully the majority of President Obama's actions bypassing the Constitution were rightfully corrected by the Supreme Court. Candidate Biden has already stated he will issue nation wide mandates that the Constitution does not allow. I understand disliking President Trump and having an opposing position on political issues, but at least be sincere and realistic about how politicians not named Trump have trampled on the Constitution. Like the old saying, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Mike Gomez

Mr. Chandler, I think Joe was writing about the 22nd Amendment being absolute. It’s right there in the heading of his letter.

I don’t know how whataboutism came into play. Was it about every president issuing executive orders (EO)? FDR issued ~1800 and I believe President Obama issued about 261. President (constitutional professor) knew his Dreamer EO was unconstitutional (he said so about 13 times) but it would force the issue in the courts. As for a presidential candidate proposing a national mask mandate, that’s not really on the same scale. Anyway, Biden first said he would consult with the governors. When reporters pushed him, he said his legal team will look into it but if severe enough and after recommendations from the medical experts he said that he would mandate masks but no one knows how it would be enforced.

You didn’t really discuss the 22nd Amendment and Trump’s proposal to change it but the other EOs were issued to benefit people per se but Trump’s would benefit him.

I don’t think executive orders are bad nor have they been proven to be unconstitutional even thou our Constitution does not have a provision that permits it. The courts do a wonderful job of calling balls and strikes…IMO

As for Trump, he wanted to ban Muslims from entering our country. Take a look at how many times the courts have ruled against him. That’s what I think the letter was about.

Glen or Janice Ullman

Mr. Chandler, it is easy to for me to loose sight of the past with non stop Trump inspired chaos, and disrespect of our institutions and safeguards. Four years of him and his enablers has been enough for a lot of us... Glen

Glen or Janice Ullman

His supporters say he just talks that way. All the lies he tells are just jokes, trust him. The GOP should have had his resignation a long time ago...Glen Ullman

Rick Dockery

While Jorgensen is my choice, I do love how easily it is for the President to trigger people. Ban all Muslims, really?

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