Letter: Send message that radicalization is not acceptable

Published 8:53 pm Thursday, October 25, 2018

Are you a moderate Democrat?

If so, this letter is directed at you.

As Americans, we must decide what kind of a country we want our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to inherit. As a society, we must become more civil. The Democratic Party has a long record of promoting civil discord to achieve its goals. The current drift toward mob rule must repudiated.

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I fully support the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. All attempts to curtail free speech, should be prosecuted. It should be possible to discuss our beliefs and the inequities we all face, without resorting to intimidation, rioting and violence.

Personally, there is nothing I enjoy more than a spirited political discussion.

The Kavanaugh hearing saw the leaders of the Democratic Party stoop to despicable new lows. Any self-respecting Democrat should be ashamed of the conduct displayed.

When the conservatives finally got some backbone and fought back, they were castigated.

Condemning Brett Kavanaugh on unsubstantiated 36-year-old allegations, while condoning Keith Ellison’s alleged current abusive conduct, is an example of the hypocrisy rampant within the Democratic Party.

Encouraged by Democratic leadership in Congress, we have seen the harassment of elected officials and their staff in public places, even in the hallowed halls of Congress.

This is intolerable behavior. It will be only a matter of time before these confrontations become violent. This is the people’s house and our elected officials. What some members of Congress are advocating amounts to domestic terrorism.

America is teetering on the cusp of anarchy. I have read postings promoting armed revolution (civil war). The radical leaders in the Democratic Party supported by George Soros, Thomas Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, aided by a biased media, are stoking the flames of insurrection.

I believe only a very small percentage of Democrats actually embrace their party’s far-left liberal fringe, but our youth are buying into the voices of this fringe.

I realize many of you despise Trump, but he is your president. The office of president deserves your respect. In the words of Obama, “Elections have consequences.”

You may not realize it, and the media has not reported it, but nationally Trump won 2,626 counties compared to Hillary’s 487. These figures came from the New Yorker magazine Aug. 7-14, 2017.

Do you really want the radicals living on our east and west coasts dictating how we, as Americans, should live our lives?

For the sake of future generations, I ask that all moderate Democrats join hands and help turn the tide of extremism that has over taken over your once great party.

I am not advocating that everyone become a Republican — far from it. We need a strong two-party system, to provide checks and balances, but a one-time conservative vote would send a very powerful message that extreme radicalization is not acceptable.

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance,  and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” — Winston Churchill

Don Sorensen

Albert Lea