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NATIONAL VALUES: How times have changed

| August 12, 2022 1:00 AM

Forty-eight years ago, on Aug. 8, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. He was found to be lying about his involvement in the Watergate conspiracy, which was a burglary of the Democratic Party offices in Washington, D.C., The majority of Congress and the American people agreed with his decision. In resigning, he said he had never been a quitter but was doing this for the “good of the country.”

Fast forward to Aug. 8, 2022. After about six years of Donald Trump’s lies, and an insurrection to overturn a valid election, and two years of his “Big Lie,” he and many supporters are nevertheless calling for his re-election in 2024! My, how times have changed. I miss the “good old days.”

LaDONNA BOOTHE

Kingston

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