I’ll be circulating this letter to every Republican in the house and senate since I am stuck here as caregiver and covid prisoner. And I will do it as hardcopy letters. I’ve been published before in the Detroit News op.ed. section and will try that again as well. They tend to shorten things a lot for space.
Open letter to Republicans from a disheartened libertarian:
Dear Republican Leaders,
We Americans couldn’t be more dismayed at the state of the country, and we couldn’t be more disappointed in you.
I wasn’t a Donald Trump fan. I voted in the primaries for Marco Rubio who I thought articulated freedom the best I’d heard in a while (and having decided Rand Paul was unelectable). Donald Trump was an acquired taste to say the least. He’s made some mistakes, he’s no politician, but nowhere near the extent of the mistakes YOU have made.
Before Donald Trump even took office, the Democrats were calling for impeachment. They were allowed every day on all networks, even Fox News, for four years to call him illegitimate. A Russian asset, a traitor. A NAZI, HITLER. This was done both by Democrat politicians and main stream media hosts. With absolutely NO evidence. Hollywood circulated memes of him beheaded, did plays with people killing him as Julius Caesar, Madonna called for blowing up the White House, Deniro and Biden threatened repeatedly to beat him up. They lied about his words, blatantly, and the left journalists never called them on it, knowing full well he never said white supremacists were “good people”–he expressly said he meant those people who wanted to preserve the statues, NOT white supremacists whom he condemned immediately. And that went on and on. The man is a lot of things, but he’s no racist. And let’s not forget Maxine Waters’ calls for violence against Trump and other conservative politicians, openly, and Pelosi tearing up the state of the union address. To name a few things.
Then they went on and weaponized Obama’s justice department to use Hillary Clinton bought and paid for (from Russians) dirty dossier which they used illegally (even by their own standards) to obtain illegal FISA warrants to spy on him and ruin Carter Page’s life by actually forging documents.
The press never changed the narrative and they severely threatened our Republic by doing all this. And the Never Trumpers are even more to blame. Lincoln Project? You have been a disgrace (and it appears maybe even degenerates) and you harmed the Republican party irreparably by not just staying quiet if he wasn’t YOUR cup of tea. The list is long on this. John McCain GAVE that dossier to the FBI and attacked Trump publicly as did Romney, and they wonder why they got the reaction they got. No excuse for that.
All because he threatened your elitist status quo and a globalist socialist agenda.
Then before this latest election, the left media and Big Tech and the Democrats censored the conservative news — true news, about the Biden’s activities in Ukraine and China and Russia (the other phony impeachment crap was to hide and accuse people of what THEY had been doing for four years — using the justice department against a political opponent and covering up their own corruption). They have now carried that to the extreme that not only have they censored the president of the United States, they have silenced the conservative ability to communicate. And they are raising this unrest to fever pitch by these actions alone.
It is the height of hypocrisy to call this mess at the capitol “insurrection” when the left (and even the never-Trumpers) have been stoking just that for four years in an attempt to overturn a duly elected presidential election.
But what is the most egregious is that YOU are such cowards that instead of ALL standing up to force a ten-day investigation– into what is election practices half this country has no intention of accepting going forward, –most of you chickened out in the elitist establishment hope that you could hold the senate but get rid of Trump. His list of accomplishments will not be appreciated for a while which is a very big shame AND you have divided this party and country irreparably. It is YOU who cost us Georgia, mostly because you refuse to insist on election integrity.
And that is why this happened on Jan. 6th, not because of Donald Trump.
None of us thought this election would be overturned. We wanted it investigated and we want election reform NOW. You cowards should have stood by him and insisted that this happen as the American people wanted.
No, this does not excuse violence (though the left excuses it any time they want to), but Donald Trump is not responsible for it. The left is responsible for it with all their actions of the last four years and you establishment elitists who are really nothing more than Democrats in disguise–you are responsible for it. No idea what you are doing in this party.
And had you had his back the whole time, he could have been more measured in his actions and responses all along. I wonder how any of you would have held up to this kind of abuse, never before seen in American political history.
I will be working to get rid of any of you I can: McConnell, Romney, Sasse, Kinzinger, Cheney, and the rest of you. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), Tom Rice (R-S.C.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), and Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) who just voted to impeach Donald Trump.
There are some real patriots. Matt Gaetz, Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Elise Stefanik, and a few others. Even if a couple of them might be motivated by political aspirations of their own. There are a few constitutionalists worried about states’ rights who wouldn’t object for that reason: Mike Lee and Rand Paul, but am certain they saw the election abuses. I understand the argument, but if this election is not investigated, we’ll never have another free one.
It’s fine if you didn’t prefer Donald Trump’s style; it is NOT fine that your arrogance and elitist superiority have resulted in this country embarking on an authoritarian nightmare that could once never have been contemplated in America let alone practiced.
And it’s your fault this party is fractured.
We won’t forget.
Adjunct Professor (retired)