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Letter: Kasich is a true leader, unlike Trump and Cruz

Kasich is a true leader, unlike Trump and Cruz

When there is a crisis and people are hysterical, a demagogue will fan the flames to use the hysteria for his political advantage. A real leader calms people down and gets them focused on what needs to be done to solve the problem.

Donald Trump’s call for torturing prisoners and Sen. Ted Cruz’s call for patrolling Muslim neighborhoods are not going to solve the problem of radical Islamic terrorism. We need a real leader like Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The writers of the Constitution wisely prohibited torture because, looking to the future, they knew that danger to a people’s freedom could come from its own, abusive government. We don’t have high crime rates on the streets of Muslim neighborhoods. The few Muslims who are involved with radical Islamic terrorism commit their crimes in high-profile public places.

Richard W. Ford

East Amherst