Speak Out: People leaving Illinois taking coward's way out

Leaving Illinois: I see that the Illinois population is declining. A lot of people are running to Indiana. I would say to the runners, that's the coward's way out. If you loved your state, you would stay and fight for it instead of taking the easy way out.

Russia did not foil election: Democrats are now trying to convince everyone that Russia is the reason why Donald Trump won the election. What a joke. Russia did not personally contact the 62 million voters who voted Republican. We all knew who we voted for and why. Hillary Clinton would have been a third term of President Obama. If the Democrats don't look at the real reason for their loss, they will continue to lose elections. Their desperation to redo the election is pathetic and beneath them. The more they push, the more people will be against them. Now we will have a government for the people and by the people. It's about time.

Stop blaming Obama: I want to comment on the senior citizen saying he only got a $4 raise in Social Security and wants to blame it on President Obama. I understand his frustration. I have a mother who is on Social Security right now. Just for the record, Obama has been fighting Congress for eight years. They have been stonewalling him. I don't know where you've been, but this is what was going on. My son came to live with me after I was divorced from his mother. He was on Social Security during the first President George Bush term. He got a raise once while he was in high school on Social Security. It was one dollar. Stop trying to put everything on President Obama. It's not all him. Look to your local politicians. Look to Congress. A president can't do everything. Remember that.

Optimistic about Trump: This is about the presidential election. I knew all along that Donald Trump would win. I was behind him. I never follow politics, but I watched it this year. All the negativity that was thrown around. The Clintons had to go. There is no way they could run this country. President Obama did a bad job. I think Trump will go down as one of the best presidents we ever had. I really think so. I was right about him winning, and I think I'll be right about him being a good president. Not everything will be perfect, but I think he will be amazing in office.

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