Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Springtime for Donald, letter to the editor

Springtime for Donald and Amerika....

I had my morning coffee listening to the Aspen Public Radio report that "The Donald" had won the local Republican caucus with 35%.


As someone who would have been on one of those cattle cars (for oh sooo many reasons) and someone who likes to learn from history.... my dear Conservative friends, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot are you thinking????

This is a moment when we "the people" will choose. Are we an Empire or are we a Republic? If we vote for someone who advocates torture, racial profiling, and religious persecution we prove to the world that democracy has failed. Don't kid yourself- the rest of the world knows a demagogue when they see one.

The surprise is that it took so little to topple the democratic idea. All it took was a stock market crash and some mortgage fiddle faddle. The last time we faced monetary collapse we pulled together through the Great Depression and emerged through the fires of WWII a stronger nation. We fought *against* the demagogues and won. We were magnanimous in victory and insured the peace.

Do we vote to continue our great American experiment and vote for a government "for the people by the people"? The alternative is far worse than monetary collapse, it is moral collapse, it bursts the bubble of hope for self governance around the world and drives a stake through the heart of our Republic.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot are you thinking? 

Here's a little addenda which isn't in the letter to the editor:

Good Lord people, our Aspen Community knows how the .001% act when they act badly....and yes, should the Donald be elected this letter alone is enough to put me in one of the cattle cars, on the enemies list, and be audited the rest of my short life. We have seen how Trump handles dissent at his rallies and that alone should be cause for alarm. I would say more but Mr. Oliver says it soooo much better....