Letter to the editor: Grieving for our democracy
As we prepare to celebrate the founding of our nation, we are in the grip of a narcissistic president who has spent two years successfully violating Amendment 1 and the Emolument Clause of our Constitution. He has joined other populist leaders in the Philippines, Turkey, Egypt, Poland, Hungary and others as they have attacked representative democracies.
His rallies are reminiscent of Third Reich rallies in which he attacks his political opponents, Muslims, immigrants, the free press and anyone who utters a word against him.
I am grieving for our over-200-year experiment in democracy which has provided a life of freedom for so many people and for the other democratic nations which have thrived under our leadership. My hopes are for the freedom-loving citizens in the United States and the world democracies to expel these leaders and restore representative democracy for the betterment of all people.
Richard P. Davis