To the Editor:

After Ronald Reagan’s birthday Feb. 6 and President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Feb. 4 followed by his acquittal Feb. 5 – for which I am glad – I agree with Reagan’s son, columnist Michael Reagan, who said, “My father would’ve stood and applauded Donald Trump’s State of The Union address. Bravo!”

Indeed, Trump’s speech was positive, uplifting and very American.

“America is a land of heroes,” Trump said, and it is.

The Democrats, however, sat there looking like pretty bad examples of leaders, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up her copy of the president’s speech showed even a poorer example.

The year 2020 will not be a good one for them.

Recently, I received a letter from the Republican Rule of Law. It was a response to my last letter of support for Trump.

In it was propaganda sheets on Trump. It proved to me the group’s hate for him while trying to convince me (as a fellow Republican) that I was being deceived.

Well, we know the swamp is not limited to one party. Some Republicans are in it. But although I appreciate that they took time to write, my response to them is simply, “I disagree.”

For sending me propaganda sheets was Pelosi’s style, not Ronald Reagan’s. And as a fellow Republican, you should know better.

I still intend to vote for Trump, and it will be based not on me being deceived or persuaded by others. It will be based on what I hear, what I see and what I know, and with my own conscience I will make the decision in which my vote will be made.

Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is one generation away from extinction.”

Those on the left are proving him right, and it’s why I’m voting for Donald J. Trump. Because I still believe in America. I still believe in heroes, and I love freedom. To the Democrats, if there’s any advice I can give, it’s that of James Carville: “You need to get relevant.”

Happy birthday, President Reagan.

Bob DeLacy Jr.


McHenry County