This letter is paid content. Ernie Stone’s letter on behalf of Goodhue County Republicans suggests Democratic candidates favor reduced law enforcement and social chaos. The reality is that too many killings and other police misconduct, including notorious examples in Minneapolis, have generated nationwide pressure for long-overdue reforms of U.S. policing. People of color simply have had enough of mistreatment .
It also appears Donald Trump is instigating violence as a reelection tactic; he wants voters to associate Democrats with rioting, looting and arson. Trump does not appear to care about the harm done to innocent people and small businesses.
Getting rid of Trump seems to be “Job 1” in restoring the “domestic Tranquility” mentioned in our Constitution’s Preamble.
I grew up in Delaware and have known Joe Biden for a long time. He’s always been a “law and order” politician -- too much so, in fact, for my taste. Trump’s attempts to portray him as an agent of violent leftists is dishonest, indeed absurd.
Around Red Wing, one sees yard signs mentioning the Red Wing Police Department. Invariably these are next to signs promoting Republican candidates. Politicizing law enforcement is NEVER desirable or responsible. Ernie and his colleagues should be ashamed.
Overall it appears voting DFL is the only responsible choice.
Red Wing, MN