Letter to the Editor: Taken out of context

So another example of someone taking text out of context claiming that the duly elected 45th president of the United States has, “… called for “the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” This is a direct quote from that person’s Letter to the Editor dated December 6, 2022.

Here is the wording of the actual statement penned by President Trump, “So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”

Do you see anything in this statement calling for the overthrow of the US Constitution? Go ahead and read it again. Not one word about overthrowing the US Constitution. There is speculation that given “… the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies” there is justification to step outside of, “…all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” No suggestion that, “…all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” should be terminated. Surely, you would not suggest that the individual does not have the freedom to speculate. (That would be very woke of you.) No indication at all that these words are the ravings of “self-declared, domestic enemy.” Is this a call to violence?

The US Constitution grants the right of the individual to the freedom of speech. Each of us has the right to express their opinion. Without that right I could not question the Letter to the Editor writer’s intent or display the deceptive use of taking text out of context to present a false narrative.

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Sir, your hatred of the individual may have given you a very myopic view point. (Merriam-Webster’s definition of the adjective myopic, “lacking in foresight or discernment : narrow in perspective and without concern for broader implications.”)

Phillip Shafer
Quincy, CA