With the presidential election only weeks away, things are turning nasty!

A simple comment on Facebook can cause a barrage of disparaging remarks and threats of harm. This type of behavior is completely unnecessary. Arkansas does not elect presidents! That function is delegated to the Electoral College.

There are 538 electoral votes, and Arkansas has only six. California has 55, Texas has 38, New York has 29, Florida 29, Illinois 20, Pennsylvania 20. There's no reason to name them all, because you can see my point. Why become embroiled in controversy and name calling when the outcome is predetermined in Arkansas.

Trump will get Arkansas' six electoral votes. Our two senators and four representatives (all Republicans) will not allow it to be otherwise.

I will not vote for Trump, but I don't care if you do. I am not a Democrat or Republican, and I don't like being referred to as an Independent. I am simply a patriot.

While most people vote for the candidate that will put extra dollars in their pocket, I vote for the person who I think is best for my country! To quote Rodney King, "can't we all just get along?"

Lester D. Mullen

Monette