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Letter to the Editor: Resident discusses voting ‘with own class’

Resident James Camilli offers some thoughts on this November’s election in this letter to the editor.

Note: This is a letter to the editor submitted by Cherry Hill resident James Camilli

You asked for some comments on Election Day, which is coming up on Nov. 6. Here’s some thoughts…

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Experts who study such things know that Americans are severely deficient in two areas.

1.) Not enough people vote, and

2.) Americans have a long history of “voting against their own class interests.”

What does that mean? Here’s an example. I was in a dollar store recently and started chatting with a cashier. She told me she was a big fan of Donald Trump because, ‘The economy’s doing great,’ etc. Well, I didn’t have time to give her a reply, but…

There’s no way any ordinary working person — much less those who work for low wages — should be supporting a Republican multi-millionaire. Trump’s tariffs, for instance, are already hurting people by raising prices. And Republicans have a long and well-established history of opposing any changes that might benefit citizens more.

No, that cashier would do much better to join up with some group that represents her own class; “worker” (or “citizen”). Politics, after all, follows the same logic as military science; “there is strength in numbers.” The more soldiers in your army, the better your chances of success.

James Camilli

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