Letter: Will true patriots rise to the occasion?
In response to many letters and events, the present occupant of the White House will never be presidential. From the very beginning of the 2016 campaign to the election stolen by Russian meddling and the myriad lies told by the occupant, not a single day has been presidential.
He fans the flames of hatred and racism while his dismal administration dismantles rules and regulations and he flaunts the Constitution and laws of the land.
All of the intelligence agencies confirmed Russians seriously hacked the 2016 election. As time goes on, more and more wrongdoing is revealed. It is confirmed daily that the Russians are continuing to meddle and that the 2020 election is a major target. All the while, the occupant and the Republicans refuse to acknowledge the Russian entanglement or to try to do anything to shore up the next election. Meanwhile, the occupant cozies up to authoritarian rulers and spits in the faces of our allies.
More destruction has been done to the structures of government than we realize, as his horrible administration is condoned as normal by those complicit in his crimes. Now, he is winning control of the Justice Department to hide the evil. No, the Mueller report did not exonerate him, and evidence of obstruction of justice in nearly a dozen cases was clearly proven.
So why is impeachment not the answer to dismantle him? The Republican-held Senate and its obstructionist leader refuse to take up any of the bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House. No action would be taken on impeachment either.
This democratic republic was once great, but it is on the brink of its demise. The only answer rests at the ballot box. So much of that still depends on overcoming the extreme voter suppression Republicans continue to manage. Will true patriots rise to the occasion and vote out of office this uncontrollable occupant of the White House?
— Pat Bullard
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