Letters to the Editor

America has become Trump world

We are now living in Trump’s world, the conclusion of more than 40 years of increasingly radical conservative GOP dogma.

Gone are the days of even pretending to care about the deficit and debt, which before the Reagan/Bush/Trump tax cuts was under $1 trillion dollars. Failure to increase the minimum wage and destroying unions has created the widest inequality of wealth in our history and is leading to growing social chaos.

Gone are the days of even pretending to care about our air and water. Now we’re rolling back regulations while all around us nature is sending a message. The wettest year on record, 40 degrees warmer in the arctic, glaciers melting before our eyes, rising seas and ocean temperatures are all omens of a future.

Gone are the days of even pretending to care about our democracy. Partisan gerrymandering, voter purges, shorter voting hours, fewer polling locations are open attacks on voting rights to gain power for the GOP. Respect for the rule of law, the Constitution, a free press and the institutions which have made America great, no longer apply in Trump’s world.

They’ve been replaced with bashing allies and trading partners, separating children from parents, mocking and denigrating the weak and powerless, lying and pompous behavior, bullying and disrespect for anyone Trump doesn’t agree with. Ask yourself, is wealth and your pet issue worth your soul? Read Matthew 16:26

Larry Hodgden

Tipton

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