If safety is your primary issue in the upcoming election, don’t forget 9/11. Nor, for that matter, the Iraq invasion, the Bush recession and growing economic inequity. The reason I don’t choose to discuss some other topic in my monthly letters is because some of you might start to believe that Jeb Bush, John Kasich or some other Republican, looking a wee bit less crazy than Trump or Cruz, might be an acceptable president.
Republican presidential candidates all carry the baggage of their fundamental party principles, so they’re all ultimately seeking to take us down the road to a feudalistic, oligarchic society. We needn’t summarily reject all Republican ideas, but we cannot compromise on those fundamental Democratic ideas including investment in education for all of our citizens, development of the strongest possible national infrastructure, assistance to our least fortunate citizens, and restoration of the unions that gave us a prosperous middle class.
Every Republican candidate in the current field is beholden to the oligarchs and corporations who fund their campaigns. America has turned into a battle between the 1 percent and the 99 percent; choose your side, and choose it wisely.
Martin Bensky, Richland