Stand Up For Values - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1742982

Stand Up For Values

While I have always known that U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin blindly followed President Trump, no matter where it led, I was extremely disappointed to learn that he penned his name to the bogus Texas lawsuit that tried unsuccessfully to overturn the presidential election.

Like myself, Congressman Zeldin is a veteran, and as a veteran he swore an oath when entering military service to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic.” Yet by signing on to the Texas lawsuit, he all but said the will of the people to elect a president is null and void — that picking the president of the United States should be done by some back-handed, bogus legal wrangling.

This, in my opinion, clearly is an affront to the core values of the Constitution. Thankfully, the Supreme Court saw through the illegitimacy of the suit and threw it out.

It’s my hope that in the future Congressman Zeldin and other Republican congressmen and senators will find the backbone and moral fortitude to stand up for the values that make this country a model of democracy and not some two-bit banana republic.

Ira Freiband

Hampton Bays