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As 2016 looms, be very afraid!
Dear editor:

In his July 4th letter to the editor, Danny Pearce forgot to mention why Mencken wrote what you claim he said. You did not totally tell the truth. You added a few words of your own, such as downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.

His words were: “As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

The reason Mencken wrote this is because he was talking about the difficulties of good men reaching national office when such campaigns must necessarily be conducted remotely.

Mencken also wrote the larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality.

But when the field is nationwide and the fight must be waged chiefly at second- and third-hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is intrinsically the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

Thank God that good old Mitt Romney was intrinsically the most devious and mediocre who thought his mind was a virtual vacuum.

The people saw through him and chose a good man, for the second time around.

If the next president has a mind like good ole Mitt, then in your words, a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron will be the next president.

2016 — Be afraid, very afraid.

Thank God Danny Pearce does not get paid to think. He would definitely get shortchanged.

Julet Marshall
Louisburg

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Members Opinions:
July 25, 2013 at 7:19am
Miss Julet, I absolutely loved your letter. The concept of a person being trapped in perception by the vacuum of their own mind is profound. I am not a supporter of Mr. Obama, or what I will call his social agenda.I honestly feel most of his policies are hurting our Country. I also would have liked to see someone more dynamic than Mr. Romney, although I believe him to be a very honorable man. We have brilliant patriots that need to come to the contest. I think your comments on Danny Pearce were a bit unfair and harsh.He has volunteered his time and effort for many years trying to improve things in our community. If only more would do so. In short he is a good, hardworking family man. While it may be true on occasion not the most polished stone; he is solid as a rock when it comes to his love of our county and way of life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, again I really enjoyed your letter.

Steve Trubilla
Youngsville
July 25, 2013 at 5:05pm
Julet-O-Julet we already have a down right fool and a narcissistic mourn in the white house. You helped vote him in but now with the voters rights act that, makes since, you only have one vote. HE, HE



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