The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

What really divides us: Siding with bully

 


To The Eagle:

Because we are both Americans I use to think we shared common values that ran deeper than our Republican and Democratic party affiliation. Like you, I also voted Republican when I thought the Republican candidate was the better choice.

Sadly, having watched and listened to you over the last few years, I now realize that our core values are very different, and have learned to dislike you, and dislike what you have become!

I dislike you because you listened to and cheered for a man that mocked a disabled reporter in a crowd and then made racist and sexist comments.

I dislike you because you continued to cheer for that same man and thought he should be our president after he advocated registering religious minorities, called the press the enemy of the people and encouraged violence against reporters and his political opponents.

I dislike you because you refuse to accept provable facts when they don’t conform to your perception of reality.

I dislike you because you repeat the lies of a would be autocrat.

And finally, I dislike you because of your tacit approval of the January 6, 2021 insurrection that was encouraged by the former president.

No, it’s not the fact that you are a Republican and I a Democrat that now divides us. What divides us, is you either never learned or have forgotten the core principles upon which our country was founded. And when our very democracy was at risk, you sided with a bully.

Frederick Lehr

Grays River

 

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