With the Supreme Court decision on the travel ban, it has become clear that the Republican Party is not a party of the people of America. They have abetted a process to make our highest court subservient to the whims of a prevaricating president.
They have repeated the historical mistake of the Japanese internment by tossing aside the First Amendment of the Constitution to inflict harm on a minority on malevolence alone. I call on Republicans to either sever their affiliation to this party or be held complicit in its behavior and the consequences thereof.
This year’s election may very well be the most significant mid-term election in living memory. I can only hope and pray that my fellow citizens who happen to be of the Republican persuasion can find the courage to do the hard thing that is necessary to save the country we all love and to save their beloved party.
That hard thing is to deny today’s Republican Party their vote and work with all their might to change the party’s course back toward the ideals of fairness and due process which once made this country a light in the darkness.
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Kendall Miller, Richland