“Please permit me to ‘Sound Off’ about the cartoon on page A4 on Dec. 11.

“Three facts need to be considered. Fact one: conditions in the United States of America are vastly different in 2019 compared to what they were in the 1860s. Therefore, it is impossible to compare the effectiveness of today’s president with Abraham Lincoln, over 150 years ago.

“Fact 2: Pollsters are notorious for skewing their questions and responses to achieve the results they desire. Thus, polls are not to be trusted.

“Fact three: Abraham Lincoln had personal characteristics that are sorely lacking in the current president. Lincoln was not known as ‘Honest Abe’ without reason.”