Matthews, N.C.

May 22, 2019

TO THE EDITOR:

If I was writing the speeches for President Trump, here is what I would encourage him to say:

 “In view of the numerous calls for me to disclose my personal, and under the law private, income tax returns I have made a decision. I am willing and hereby commit to releasing the last 10 years of my tax returns only on full and complete satisfaction of the following conditions:

“1) That Congress forthwith pass a bill, which I will immediately sign into law, that requires every member of Congress to first release the last 10 years of their tax returns, and that every member of Congress has actually done so. This law must also remove the right of privacy of those records from legislators who would remove that right from me.

“2) That Congress forthwith pass a bill, which I will immediately sign onto law, that beginning on the date I sign that bill into law every person who has announced or that in the future announces that he or she will run for a seat in the Senate or House, or for the presidency, will be required to do likewise before their names may be listed on any ballot in the next general election. This law must specifically include every person who has already announced as a candidate for any of those offices. This law must apply to every general election following the general election to be held in the year 2020. Incumbent senators and representatives, and the president, shall be exempt from this particular law if they are running for their own seat as they will already have complied with the first one.

“Under the proposition that each of us shall be treated equally the under the law, and since I have not been charged with any crime, it is only fair that those who would require of me an unprecedented disclosure of documents which are private under the law, and their cohorts and those who wish to succeed them, be required to do the same.”

SAM SANFORD

(29) comments

DeadBolt

Perfect solution!

kenwood

The writer fails to acknowledge that Trump says one thing today, the opposite tomorrow or denies that he even spoke. The man is an habitual lier his word is meaningless. He just cant be trusted to do that which he promises. Nobody but a fool would take him at his word.

sunebird

Exactly!

David Collins

That would be a game changer for sure. Realistically, it will not happen because of all the skeletons falling about the halls of Congress. Who would want to run if they had to tell the truth ? Washington would become a ghost town with nothing left but cockroaches. Sort of like it is now but different.

NC-Native-Son

Trump is hiding something. It will eventually come out.

David Collins

... please tell us what Mr. Trump is hiding. ....We all have bits and pieces of our lives that we wish to keep private. That does not rise to the level of criminality.

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Livin in Paradise

Here's what I think he's hiding. He has paid taxes in 20+ years. By not doing so, how can he claim to be a populist President. Guess what ?? He can't and the illusion is busted.

David Collins

This editing by staff is getting a bit tiring. There was nothing in that post that violated your rules. Nothing ! More bubble wrap?

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Benelli

Every president before Trump has done it. What is there to hide?
The man is a pathological liar. On Memorial Day it would be nice to read about our Nations fallen rather than its Draft dodger in chief. Thankfully we have the news times to daily remind us of his very stable genius!

dc

It would be great if all who run for the C-I-C were required to have military service. Then we could have eliminated at least two previous draft dodgers and/or never served anything but a leftist agenda types.

Livin in Paradise

So only people on the "right" serve in the military ?? Statistically impossible

DeadBolt

Here is the Holy Water that all the liberal lunatics need to run and hide!

Thomas Sowell on the Origins of Economic Disparities


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdHEbOAQFmY

This is what i WOULD MAKE TRUMP IMPLEMENT IN EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN AMERICA, as well as a Pocket Constitution THAT HAS TO BE PRESENT ON THE CHILD EVERY DAY HE OR SHE ATTENDS ANY OF THESE LIBERAL CESSPOOL'S .

Enjoy the video if you can, and i know al the lefties have no real facts about any of the content of the man in the video, so, they can find their UTOPIARIAN party member's and chant meaningless scratch. [wink]

kenwood

What some biased, in their zeal, fail to realize is that the last person we want in our schools, public or otherwise is the president. That is the federal government. Remember the Revolution?
To require our children, or anyone else for that matter, to carry papers is reminiscent of Germany in the thirties. One would hope we learned something from history. And how insulting it must be to those men and women who labor tirelessly in our public schools to have their place of work referred to as a "cesspool". Insulting as well to our neighbors, the parents who send their children off day after day to wallow in those same "cesspools".

kenwood

My previous piece was in reference to a post by a frequent writer that evidently has since been removed .

David Collins

Donald Trump is Not the only president to not release his personal tax returns. Really simple, not for some it would seem, to look this up. Remember, actual personal tax returns. Not something else.

DeadBolt

2 years ago in Charlotte

Mom says class assignment exposes liberal agenda in schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx_AM6t9Vsc

There are hundreds more on public record in the domain of youtube. (and various other news articles being suppressed on a daily basis).

Prove me wrong.

DeadBolt

Here, take your pick............


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=high+school+indoctrination+in+NC+schools&sp=mAEB

DeadBolt

Keep drinking the kool aid.


https://www.debate.org/opinions/do-public-schools-indoctrinate-children


Or, feel free to debate all your knowledge of these school systems with others.

Link above.

DeadBolt

Oh, and about the President, its never been a requirement to show tax returns to anyone for the position, so i do not know why the liberal lunatics find this ironic?

You UTOPIATARIANS have jumped from pure slander and libel about an innocent man with all your accusations, i hope when the AG gets done , yes we regress to HANGING FOR TREASON.

What happened to all the Russia claims, what a joke.

That lot of D's attempting to cop a squat in 1600 Penn Ave, well, hahahahahahahahaha Not likely.

Democrats have done nothing for anyone, its all TRUMP, moreover , your party , if your a Dirty Democrat , has yet to apologize for SLAVERY to this day! (but you like shifting the blame).

If you think we're all gonna let the 3rd party in, hahahahahaha (the COMMIE UTOPATARIAN'S), well, think again as well.

TRUMP FOR 2020 , and heck, we may well just let him keep right on after!!!!!!

ps...... I'll take advice from a multi-billionaire over any of the SWAMP DONKEY'S in DC , any day of the week. (and these so called help the kids teachers).

MAGA.

Livin in Paradise

So Dems have to apologize for slavery now ??? Lets have a little history lesson DB. Which party in the 1850's was the conservative party ?? Answer - Democrats. Moving forward... Which party in the late 1960's became Republicans under the "Southern Strategy" ?? Answer - Democrats became Republicans. So just saying that current Dems should apologize for slavery is not based in fact. Nice try !! Slavery was an AMERICAN problem, not a political party problem. Please stop conflating the two.

dc

The indoctrination enforced from "on high" leftists has been going on subtley and not so subtley for a very long time. Seems the coming of leftist hope and change some 10 yrs ago put it on a fast rail. Here's another revelation about these "on high" leftist activities to undermine basic rights: "Joe DiGenova blows the lid off the real scandal: The Russia hoax was a cover-up effort for Obama's political spying since 2012" by Thomas Lifson. The plan didn't work. Hopefully, their indoctrination plan will fail too.

DeadBolt

This is for the LIP service. Never-before-seen clip from 'Hillary's America' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPxpMpXSqE4 There's your history lesson. (as much as it pain's people to believe it, and the FACT ITS DOCUMENTED). Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiprVX4os2Y I could go on and on, and on, but you simply refusing to believe history, well, thats an altogether different concept then FACTUAL HISTORY. ps....... if your going to BLAME AMERICA FOR SLAVERY, as a Country, GET OUT THE BOOK ..., AND NAME ME 1 COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD THAT WAS NOT A PARTICIPANT IN THAT, in point of fact WE ENDED IT MUCH FASTER, and there are still today slave cultures that are legal in some countries....

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dc

"Democrats became Republicans" ? I know lots of "conservative" Rs that have been Rs all their lives and before the 60s and quite a few "liberal" Ds that live somewhat conservative lives but would vote for a stump if it was labeled D. What's more important does anyone living since the 60s and before know any Rs, Ds or any other party that has enslaved anyone? Wasn't slavery in the distant past well before the so-called "Southern Strategy"?

Livin in Paradise

Ahh nope. Civil rights wasn't passed until the 60's. Southern Dems hated it (and still do). Thats why they switched parties to Repubs. I was an R (and voted R) for nearly 30 years. Then all the lies came to a head with Bush II.

I can't go back. The party has lost its way now. They used to be the party of Christian family values, balanced budgets, and the rule of law. Now its the Trump party and they have left all those qualities behind.

I'm worried for my grandchildren. It used to be that many saw the President as the moral leader of our country. Our current leader has no morals, no empathy, and certainly no intelligence. He's a petty bully who can't stand being ridiculed. Didn't we all learn the moral of "sticks and stones" in elementary school ?? He's still in 5th grade.

dc

So, who said only people on the right serve in the military? Think there was talk about draft dodgers.

dc

Those myths as presented by Carol Swain are real eye-openers huh LIP? She hit it right on the head. Most white conservatives will vote for a black conservative before a white liberal. Yes, the South has certainly changed and in a good way.

David Collins

Slavery, now that is a subject that most are quite ignorant of. Today’s left would want you to think that slavery is a U S problem. Could not be further from the truth . Actually most of the slave trade was focused on the British crown colonies in the new world and in the Caribbean. The Spanish conquests in South America were willing participants as well. This was accepted and necessary at the time, in the day. No one there to exploit all the riches so import them they did. A ready market place was established in Africa and the Black slave traders willingly sold their brethren to the dealers that transported them to where the need was greatest. Just how do you think all those black faces made it to the new world? Sadly, the blame America crowd has succeeded in having all mention of this piece of history removed from public schools. Does not fit their agenda even a little bit.

Now, how did I come to know this? My mother’s side of my family were sea captains and involved in this trade. Quite well documented indeed. No, I harbor no guilt or shame for it was and still is the way of the times and believe it or not, I have never been involved . So there, get over it. No more stupid talk of reparations like Pocahontas is prone to spew.

Livin in Paradise

This county has some crazy R's. Open your eyes and see reality as it plays out. And its not the reality that plays out in your own minds.

Why can't we find common ground ?? It can't be all your way or mine.

David Collins

This world has plenty of crazies. Sadly, lots of them are in positions of power and authority.

There is plenty of common ground to be had. Sadly, in order to come to agreement one side or the other demands doing something totally off the map , in order to come to that elusive common grounds. There is the rub.

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