Voice of the people: Republican voters must decide – autocracy or democracy

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Voice of the people: Republican voters must decide – autocracy or democracy

The Ledger January 19, 2022

President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Sunday after stepping off Marine One. Trump was returning from Camp David.
Republican voters must decide – autocracy or democracy

This is the year that Republican voters must take a deep look into their values and decide, autocracy or democracy? Believing the truth or the Big Lie and other conspiracy theories? Freedom and justice for all or limited voting rights for minorities?

Watching today’s GOP leaders, a term I use loosely, I see a governor overstepping his bounds with top-down policies to local governments, a governor who requests his own police force (can you say “Brownshirts?”), and a cultural warrior for imaginary foes like voter fraud while ignoring the real fraud that the GOP was involved in with the ghost candidates scandal. Then there is the effort to stop the teaching of Critical Race Theory in our public schools. Let’s be truthful, CRT has never been taught in any public schools.-

What is driving the self-respecting Republicans away from GOP values of the past may well be the Great Replacement Theory, a fear that they are being replaced, discounted and losing control of an ever-increasing population of immigrants. Remember Charlottesville chants, “Jews will not replace us!” This is the basis for GRT.

Republicans are the only ones who can end this tomfoolery perpetrated by Trump and his cronies.

Bruce W. Paulson, Winter Haven

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Author: John Hanno

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Bogan High School. Worked in Alaska after the earthquake. Joined U.S. Army at 17. Sergeant, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 84th Artillery, 7th Army. Member of 12 different unions, including 4 different locals of the I.B.E.W. Worked for fortune 50, 100 and 200 companies as an industrial electrician, electrical/electronic technician.