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Friday
Aug232019

Letter To Editor: I Am American, A Jew And A Democrat

 

WHERE DOES LEE ZELDIN’S LOYALTY LIE?

According to Merriam-Webster,  LOYALTY implies complete faithfulness to a friend, cause, leader, or country.  According to Godfather Vito Corleone, loyalty implies complete faithfulness to himself, his natural family, and his crime family.   So it is with Godfather Donald Drumpf*;  above all else, he values loyalty to himself, the financial fortunes of his natural family, and the political aspirations of his crime family (aka the Republican Party.)  In word and deed, Drumpf values loyalty to Vladimir Putin and other dictators above loyalty to our United States, our Constitution, our institutions, and our rule of law. 

My passport was issued by the United States.  I am not a citizen of Israel and I do not vote in Israeli elections.  I am a Jew, a Democrat, and loyal to the United States.  However, according to Godfather Drumpf, “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty… . If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel.”   During and even after WW11,  the Drumpf family pretended to be Swedish for fear that their business might suffer if their German roots were made public.      He faked bone spurs to avoid military service in Viet Nam, guaranteeing that some other young man would be drafted in his place. He cheats business owners and workers out of the money due them.   His mantra has always been: “Me, Myself, and I.” Who is he to lecture anyone on loyalty?

In Drumpf’s warped brain, any Jew who votes Democratic is either disloyal or dumb.   Depending on self-identification, between 5.5 and 8 million Jews reside in the United States, approximately 80% of whom vote Democratic.   Jewish Americans have an average of 14.7 years of schooling, making them the most highly educated of all major religious groups in the United States.  That’s a lot of disloyal Jewish dummies.   Meanwhile, our Republican Jewish Congressional Representative, Lee Zeldin, remains silent in the face of this defamation.  We know where Drumpf’s loyalty resides, but where does Zeldin’s loyalty reside: with his traitorous pay-master or with his loyal American constituents?  

*Original family name

Ruth A Cohen

Lake Grove, NY

Reader Comments (4)

As a Jewish US Army Veteran, who served his nation. I will always support the US Constitution and all that it has stood for. How I vote in the election is my personal business (nominally Democrat). I am well educated and my support for Israel plays no role in who I vote for.
Fri, August 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph Weiss
With all due respect, Ms. Cohen, President Trump didn't say the Jewish people were dumb! Fake news, comes to mind, here. Which is a big problem with the media lately. Taking the President out of context or making stuff up is why some have a distorted view of President Trump. I bet you and so many others don't know that he hasn't taken a paycheck since he was elected. He donates his salary to various military organizations. Unemployment is at an all time low. The stock market is at an all time high (how's your 401K, IRA's, etc., doing?) Salaries have risen and mortgage rates are at an all time low. He may not be a perfect President, but he's done more in his three short years in office, than any other President has over the last 40 years. MAGA 2020!
Fri, August 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMartha
I think whoever [MAGA 2020] wrote the glowing economic summary, should take off the rose-colored glasses and look at real conditions of those jobs, the level of wages, lack of decent affordable housing, increasingly expensive healthcare, and the educational insecurities in our country. Why is it that anyone who raises a question about such claims, or mentions the inconsistencies that come from the White House, called "fake?" What does that mean for democracy and free speech?
Sat, August 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEloise Linger
Couldn't have said it any better than Rabbi Spero; "It's obvious that President Trump is perplexed over disloyalty to Israel by liberal Jews. There is no other fair way to interpret his statement.

American Jews are choosing the Democrat Party/leftism & Omar over their heritage, survival, and Israel. Shame on them. A sign of inner decay."
Sun, August 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

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