Wake up, America
Re: “In Donald Trump’s GOP, no one is too extreme — Fringe figures who would otherwise be ignored are enjoying the limelight,” by Carl P. Leubsdorf, Dec. 16 Opinion.
As a longtime (over 60 years) Dallas Morning News subscriber, I have long admired and been informed by the writing and wisdom of Carl Leubsdorf (regretfully retired). This column so well identifies the potential fall of American democracy, which most of us love and wish to perpetuate.
Until recently an active Republican, I am horrified as to what has happened to our party. It has been hijacked by a group of followers and admirers of a potentially totalitarian former president. We are (hopefully, still are) a country of laws and democracy. What has happened to us that a small fringe has tried to undo an election and has attacked our Capitol building? And why have so many members of Congress lost all civility?
The American people must wake up to fact that our entire history and future are being actively attacked. Many letter writers in The News complain about its “liberal” policies. They either do not know or have forgotten that for most of current history, the paper has usually supported Republican and conservative candidates. The paper now wisely supports those best for our future.
W. Paul Radman, North Dallas
An important difference
Re: “Let’s hear it for consistency,” by Rich Latta, Wednesday Letters.
I think Latta may be confusing the teaching of the history of racism with teaching that certain people are inherently racist by virtue of their skin color at birth. I know of no Republicans who object to the former while certainly no one of good conscience, regardless of political affiliation, would condone the latter.
John Riggs, Highland Park
A 20-year expense
It is difficult to fully accept the blame for deficits being caused totally by social spending, without giving mention at all to 20 years of war paid for off the books on the credit card.
Louis Dellefave, Far North Dallas
Put down the stick
Re: “Mr. President, don’t trade away missile defense — Program should be expanded in light of our rivalry with Russia and China,” by Henry “Trey” Obering and Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, Dec. 20 Opinion.
We should dismantle our missile “defense” system unilaterally. It gives away billions to defense contractors in exchange for a teddy bear. It neither …….