LETTER: Essayist right on religion, politics


I appreciated the recent column by Robynne Standish which asks how people who consider themselves Christian can possibly reconcile the teachings of Jesus with the words and policies of Donald Trump. I’ve wondered the same thing. Holding such diametrically opposed beliefs should make one’s head explode. But raising that question now is more than a little late. He won. What interests me now is how so many Republicans who long and loudly denounced the burdensome national debt could possible embrace his tax plan which will increase the federal red ink dramatically. Again, how can people hold such completely contradictory views when they are so obviously irreconcilable? I am amazed that I don’t hear the sound of exploding heads.


Windsor Township

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. At right is his son Eric Trump and at left is campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)