Friday letters: Ricketts support for Trump sours Cubs success

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(From left) Todd Ricketts, Pete Ricketts and Laura Ricketts signing autographs at the Cub’s Convention in January 2011. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times file photo

I’m a Cubs fan. Born and bred. Hardwired into my DNA at conception. But I will not spend another penny of my money on anything remotely associated with the Cubs if the Ricketts family is going to spend that money supporting Donald Trump. How arrogant of the Ricketts family to disrespect the fans and assume that they will flock to the altar like docile sheep regardless of their political views. How blind of the family to not see the ramifications of their action, the repercussions that are sure to follow, the anti Trump rallies outside Wrigley Field during the playoffs when the whole country is watching. Sell the team, Ricketts. Cubs fans deserve better.

Tony Galati, Lemont

It makes me sick knowing that every time I go to a Cub game I am helping the Ricketts family fund a dangerous con man and bigot like Donald Trump. I guess billionaires stick together in their view of the world.

Tom Minnerick, Elgin

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Wealthy handful control elections

Scarier than the thought of either a Hillary or a Donald presidency is this sobering truth: We have sold our elections to the highest bidder. A USA Today story reports that a mere 62 individuals, companies and unions have donated half a billion dollars to super PACs. That’s right, folks, the more money you are worth, the more your vote counts.

Take unions, for example. Here in Chicago and Illinois, it’s no secret that funding the pensions of union employees has left us broker than broke. When unions waste millions of dollars trying to influence elections rather than re-invest in the lives of the very people that made them who they are, we lose as a democracy. Our elections are games of spending and popularity contests, we are not electing those who are best fit to govern, but those with the deepest pockets and slickest tag lines.

Scot Sinclair, Third Lake

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