Mon | Aug 21, 2017

No politician is honest

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:17 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I read your editorial on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 about big lies and how Donald Trump is telling untruths in an attempt to usurp freedom of the press. Your editorial was brilliant and well written, but I disagree with the conclusion.

First of all, in my political philosophy, I am more aligned with the Democrats of the US. However, like Voltaire, I will defend someone's right to free speech, even if I don't agree with them.

Democracy is messy and deceptive. It is easier to usurp a democracy than a dictatorship. I contend that if Cuba were an open democracy, the US would have already dominated them. I agree with all the negative view of Mr Trump, but it is his right to do that.

The free press must rise to the occasion and fight for truth and justice. If they cannot deal with Mr Trump and people of that ilk, they are inadequate. Mr Trump has the right to pursue his political philosophy although many oppose the means and the end.

I don't think there is any such thing as a honest politician. People of opposite creeds must unite and shine light on his ideology and cleanse it.

BRIAN ELLIS PLUMMER

brianplummer@yahoo.com