In a Sept. 28 letter, Clem Bechard attacks those “tearing down our history, making our founding fathers look like racists.”

Amazing. How else would one describe anyone who holds another race in bondage? This is where Fox and far right-wing social media blather have gotten us. He also claims that students are being taught that the Constitution does not apply today. I have no idea what he’s talking about.

In a Sept. 2 letter, Richard Grover wants Biden to bring us back to our “usual brave and effective course of action in a response to a crisis.” Surely he’s not referring to Donald Trump, who lied to us about the severity of the pandemic and then, out of sheer vanity and phony machismo, refused to wear a mask — an abject failure of leadership.

In an Aug. 21 letter, William Van Tassel says Biden “cannot speak truthfully.” All politicians get blamed for shading the truth, but they all know, deep in their rhetorical, desperate-to-get-reelected souls, where the reality lies.

How does that compare with Trump, who actually said that Continental troops “took over the airports” during the Revolutionary War some 125 years before the Wright Brothers launched their Flyer at Kitty Hawk?

As the late, highly-regarded Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.”

Dave Griffiths, Mechanic Falls

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