My wife and I are retired in Pennsylvania and just finished a 10-day tour of New Mexico. It is truly the Land of Enchantment. We loved visiting as tourists this magnificent land. The same cannot be said about a significant portion of the people of New Mexico.
It is a land filled with radical feminists, angry Indians and illegal Mexicans. We were verbally attacked twice in Santa Fe simpl(y) because we are Christian conservatives and hold a different political point of view. We were forced to “keep our mouths shut” for fear of physical reprisals. In Taos, we both got a massage. I told the masseuse about our encounters in Santa Fe and that we would support Trump. Her exact words to me were to keep our mouths shut because we would be physically attacked. How true her words were.
We returned to Albuquerque to fly home the night after the Trump rally. The so-called “political protesters” showed their true color by rioting, burning autos, stoning police and threatening physical harm to Trump supporters. We didn’t attend the rally but were scared. What a disgrace to such a beautiful state!
I hope this letter opens some eyes of reasonable New Mexico residents. If you want tourists to visit your city and state, something needs to be done.
WILLIAM R. STRONG
Oil City, Pa.