The first time I voted for a president it was for Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican. My dad had a fit over my violation the rule of the Solid South — to always vote Democratic.

Since then, I have voted Republican anytime thee was a good candidate running for office.

President Trump has made such a god-awful mess of his party, however, that the only time I will ever vote Republican again is when "all hell freezes over."

HENRY CUNNINGHAM

Elizabeth City