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Lenington should be applauded for courage

2014-03-31T00:00:00Z 2014-03-31T09:37:04Z Lenington should be applauded for courage The Billings Gazette
March 31, 2014 12:00 am

Concerning the ongoing uproar over Max Lenington's opinion of the "downfall of this great country," it's been stated that Lenington's remarks "did not rise to the level of recall" and "did not violate county policy or state law."

Please think back and consider the reason why this man was elected to the county treasurer position in the first place. Was it not believed he could perform this duty if elected? In today's society of sugar coating personal beliefs, politicians like Barack Obama are elected and re-elected on their "celebrity status."

Lenington should be applauded for his courage to express his political and personal beliefs, well knowing what the consequences of his actions would be. Don't confuse his ability to perform his job with a lack of urgency to be a people pleaser. Show respect for Article II, Section 7 of the constitution of the state of Montana.

I totally agree with the online post excerpt printed in Lenington's letter. I've based my opinion on a 44-year period of learning my inalienable rights as a U.S. citizens. More important, I was taught that even though I may disagree with someone's opinion(s), I will still respect them as a human being with the God-given gift of free will. Am I a racist?

Richard J. Burton


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