H.L. Mencken, who wrote for the Baltimore Sun during the early part of the 20th century, was probably more opinionated than the writers of today. Today, he would be classified as a curmudgeon.

He was a critic of society and the middle class, who promoted democracy – something he did not like. He considered the middle class to be ignoramuses.

One of Mencken’s quotes about voters states: “On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

It took almost 100 years for Mencken’s quote to ring true. We now have Donald Trump lying and screwing up climate change, health care, the Endangered Species Act and gas lines running through Indian lands. All this in just over 60 days. What will the next 60 days bring us?

Leslie Eastman

Old Orchard Beach