Letter writer had it all wrong
To the Editor:
Oh, good grief! The often-repeated exasperation by the cartoon character Charlie Brown came to mind upon reading the letter from a Waynesville reader on July 27. The writer seems to have everything backwards.
Le Cossette claimed that Republicans were the saviors of the Constitution while Democrats were out to destroy the republic. Just the opposite is true.
It is the Republican partisans loyal to Trump who not only tried to steal the 2020 election, but continue to work to destroy the democratic republic. The violent insurrection on January 6 was the last-ditch effort of a coup spanning months to overturn a legitimate election. The latest on the insurrection was that one of the rioters just got a seven-year sentence for his actions in trying to stop the certification of the election. Republican efforts in a number of states seek to allow Republican majority state legislatures to determine the winner of the next election irrespective of who gets the most votes. Their attack on democracy is ongoing.
The so-called conservative Republicans have invited autocrats like Orban of Hungary to speak at conservative events. Some in Congress even supported Putin until his aggression was viewed with such disfavor. Clearly a large segment of the Republican base favors autocratic rule.
In contrast, Democrats are working to ensure that the principle of one-person-one-vote survives the Republican attack on voting rights. Democrats have put forward a number of proposals to benefit the American public and to protect the planet from climate change. In contrast Republicans have only been interested in giving the wealthy more tax breaks.
I do agree with the letter writer that this is one of the most significant political battles in our history. The only hope that the republic and the Constitution survive is to elect Democrats.
Myrna Campbell, Chair
Haywood County Democratic Party
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I thoroughly agree, Myrna!
Yeah, I feel like we're just playing a unsportsmanlike game of 'who farted?' (especially with all these letters to the editor, recently). "The right is destroying America, someone stop them!" vs "Libs destroyed America first + they're godless, baby-killing socialists!" The Republican party will continue to grasp the rotten coattails of Trump until *WOOPS* dissent is outright criminalized. Then they'll look amongst themselves and curiously ask one another, "Who farted?"
The Democratic Party is going down in November unless they continue their criminal election tactics.
Neither party is going to save the constitution. Both have violated it's terms, and the Democrats are no different. Anyone saying they are is either grossly ignorant or a liar of the worst stripe.