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Clayton Hill

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

"Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country," is most likely Kennedy's most famous quote. It is most appropriate these days, especially as I write on Labor Day.

Too many are totally dependent on our country and our taxes — totally disregarding individual responsibilities, and it gets worse daily. Kennedy is likely the last Democrat president who had his country's interests ahead of his own regardless of politics. He was independently rich without the need for salary at Congress or while president. He also demonstrated leadership based on the needs of the country — not of his party or the special interests of "big government." He lacked in personal values in character as has every president during my lifetime probably except Truman and Carter. Truman was a leader; Carter not so much.

In my opinion, since Reagan, all presidents have put politics, individual status, and deceptive, divisive and special interests above leadership and this country's needs — except for MAGA, President Trump. Like Kennedy, he does not need the money, status, fame; he had that before winning the election, and his actions during office promote "America and people first" and unity. President Trump is a populist; he is Republican only because there are no other viable choices, and he is the first populist elected since Andrew Jackson. The establishment, mainstream media, and hardline politicians in the Republican and opposing Democrat party cannot stand it — hence the vicious attacks, riots and demonstrations. Anarchy attempts to force President Trump from office that ANTFA and others are doing are both related to the opposition objectives and separate socialist/communist agendas.

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