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Hateful viewpoint blinds some to Trump’s accomplishments

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I grew up in a time when we used horses and mules to plow our fields and gardens. We needed our horses and mules to only go in a single direction. To accomplish this, we put bridles with blinders on these beautiful animals.

Today, it appears many of our citizens have put blinders on themselves. There are so many who have locked themselves into hatred as a point of view. Our schoolchildren; be they in K-12, at the college level or at the university level, are being guided into this same point of view as well.

Rather than seeing the good things our current president is accomplishing, they are only seeing what they perceive to be the bad things. Many articles and letters published about our current president contain a single point of view and spew vile hatred and lies about him. As a citizen who has defended this nation in my younger years, it pains me to read the damaging things that those with a single viewpoint are saying and doing to a nation that I love so much.

Our current president is returning the USA back into a nation that we can be proud of, not a nation to be disrespected as was the case during the prior president’s tenure. Quickly after taking office, the former president went on a world apology tour. Our current president’s tours have been to regain the respect we lost during the previous administration.

In addition to gaining respect for the United States throughout the world, our current president has rejuvenated the economy. His policies have caused the unemployment level to reach historic low levels. The removal of many job- and business-killing regulations have caused businesses to become very optimistic about their future.

There are different ideological viewpoints in our nation. These viewpoints add value to our education and knowledge base. To avail ourselves of additional education and knowledge, we must be open to differing viewpoints and not blinded by hatred with a single point of view.

Ray Shamlin

Rocky Mount

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