Letter: So much for peaceful acceptance and transfer of power after election

So much for peaceful acceptance and transfer of power after election

Editor:

When the left made the big push to lower the voting age to 18 years, they reasoned that, if you’re old enough to fight for your country you should be old enough to vote.

Of course, their real reason was the same reason that makes 18 year olds the best soldier – they can be mentally groomed to perform as needed. Having control of our educational system, it was the natural progression for the left to demand voting rights for their protégées.

The day after Donald Trump was elected to take the presidency, we were reaping what had been sown. Young people by the thousands protested- some violently - in the streets because their candidate lost that election.

Much of that protest was being instigated and directed by older left-wing idealists – some even by teachers. This, their reaction to what President Obama correctly described as “the hallmark of American democracy” – the peaceful acceptance and transfer of power after elections. Not all late teens are too immature to vote but it would not have been possible to selectively bestow the right. The result was predictable – a coddled group of self-proclaimed adults throwing a national tantrum.

Jim Barber, Mesa

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Deva1961 1 year, 10 months ago

Mr Barber, I will remain peaceful. No people, or nation, were ever made "great" by acts of vandalism or hate. As for the temper tantrums, look to your own president-elect sir. he sets the very pattern. I will remain peaceful. But I absolutely will not accept what I currently see happening in this country. BTW, neither did George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.

Desiree Valenzuela

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Darold 1 year, 10 months ago

Mr. Barber you stated that much of the protest was instigated by and directed by older left-wing idealists – some even by teachers. Would you be kind enough to furnish me/and others the facts of these statements you made. I would be very interested to see these facts.

Thank you, Darold Smith Cottonwood

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Lonecowboy 1 year, 10 months ago

This mob is rioting for what? To protest the democracy they live in? Is it tyranny they want? Their protests under tyranny would end with a bullet. They are playing into the hands of those whose ultimate goal is just that! Don't want that either? Then what do they want; a centralized government run by a tyrant with one candidate on the ballot? Truly this is a mob without any real justification inhabited by Hippies, illegals, professional agitators, and duped college students. The Hippies still clinging to the " Love not War" motto have found room and board really does cost money. To Hippies, rioting is a past time! Colleges students have some notion of changing the system but would not give up their Pell Grants or Student Loans. Apparently the College Students have the time to riot but not the time to support their education! Many in the mob didn't vote at all!! So we are back to an unruly mob and that is just what it is. Illegals are making a good case for their deportation.

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Darold 1 year, 10 months ago

Mr. Barber I'm still waiting for some facts? Could you please furnish them are they just made up as most of your statements? Darold Smith

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pattycake 1 year, 10 months ago

the U.S.of A. would not exist if not for protesters Mr Barber. i`d suggest reading about the 1773 Boston Tea Party for starters.

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Lonecowboy 1 year, 10 months ago

These brainless Trump protectors are a typical mob dancing to the tune of the Establishment they despise. How ironic! I see their predecessors begging in front of Walmart after they are tossed by the instigators.The Hippies still clinging to the " Love not War" motto have found room and board really does cost money and rioting illegals are making a good case for their deportation! ( Try it in Mexico.) Colleges students have some notion of changing the system but would not give up their Pell Grants and Student Loans.

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Deva1961 1 year, 10 months ago

wow....way to deflect, and not answer a question you don't like. "brainless Trump protectors"...is that a lil' Freudian slip I see?

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Lonecowboy 1 year, 10 months ago

These senseless Trump protesters are a typical mob dancing to the tune of the Establishment they despise. How ironic! I see their predecessors begging in front of Walmart after they are tossed by the instigators.The Hippies still clinging to the " Love not War" motto have found room and board really does cost money and rioting illegals are making a good case for their deportation! ( Try it in Mexico.) Colleges students have some notion of changing the system but would not give up their Pell Grants and Student Loans.

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Deva1961 1 year, 10 months ago

It just fascinates me, how every Trump supporter I've met or heard from, can only spout endless, nearly unintelligible blather and foolish name-calling. This insistent stream of putdowns and insults tells far more about them, than it ever could about us.

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Deva1961 1 year, 10 months ago

Mr Barber, all that complaining about "the left" is pretty rich, considering how chummy your president-elect is with Russia. Can't get much more "left" than that.

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Lonecowboy 1 year, 10 months ago

Can't happen here Diva 161? These riots remind me so much of the pogroms in Germany also in November ( 1938). A coincidence? Today's riots closely match the para military tactics carried out by SA paramilitary forces and German civilians. This time organized college students and easily duped unemployed are the paramilitary. The name Kristallnacht comes to mind. Named from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed. The Obama/Hillary conspiracy want to take over the country and turn it into some sort of perpetual voting block that would nullify everyone's vote Including yours Diva. This would be like a ballot with only one candidate on it. ( You know of course that if Hillary won it would give Bill Clinton a third term.) The mobs that are rioting knew Obama was close. All that was needed was four more years of a Clinton/Obama regime to turn this nation into a Marxist Communist Nation until Hillary lost. The election outraged these co- conspirators rampaging through the streets leaving broken glass in their wake. Enough nearly unintelligible blather and foolish name-calling. for you Diva? .............Those that ignore the past will live to regret it.

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Deva1961 1 year, 9 months ago

Funny you should mention Nazis...they're not only alive and well, they're overjoyed and seig-heil-ing their lil' hearts out, now that one of their own has been named Trump's senior advisor and strategist (looking at you, Steve Bannon) So...what do you predict will happen if the recount happens to show that Trump did not in fact win? Will his fans pack away their assault rifles and go home quietly?

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Lonecowboy 1 year, 9 months ago

It is not funny at all that Kristallnacht became the rallying point for the growth of Nazism. It is not surprising that you think any conservative movement is a negative development and the status quo is just fine. The media like, yourself, would rather resort to name baiting instead of publishing the facts. To better inform you read what Mr Bannon really stands for.... "Like [Andrew] Jackson's populism, we're going to build an entirely new political movement," he says. "It's everything related to jobs........I'm the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it's the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, iron works,..... It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement." The Constitutional initiative has been thwarted for the last 8 years. Under Hillary it will disintegrate completely and the country will end up a Marxist Socialist Nation. It is not Trump fans that are rioting and carrying assault rifles. Did you see any among the rioters? ....."Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom." - Alexis de Tocqueville

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Deva1961 1 year, 9 months ago

Mr Bannon has publicly stated how he takes full credit, and grest satisfaction, in having made Breitbart into the "platform for the Alt-Right" that it is today. I'm sure you know that Alt-Right, like "National Policy Institute", are nice, harmless-sounding names for things that are truly horrifying- like the KKK, and neo-Nazi hate groups. However, the beauty of a free press lies in the fact that the websites, news outlets, blogs and so on cannot be confined to just one set of beliefs, or religion, or political party. If I don't like what I see on Breitbart, InfoWars, etc, I am free to ignore it. Just as you likely ignore the more "liberal" news outlets. You, and I, are free to think, feel, and believe as we wish. We do NOT have the right to shut down or silence, those we disagree with. However, I have noticed something interesting. You loathe nazis. So do I. How about that- we have common ground after all! .

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