Alex Kent: Kudos to Lt. Col. Paradis

  • John Paradis. Stacy L. Pearsall

Published: 10/9/2020 2:14:44 PM

Lt. Col. Paradis, thank you for the excellent column in (Friday’s) Gazette. I don’t give a damn what others may call you. I call you a true patriot.

Your column is clear, well-reasoned, and brave. The man currently occupying the White House has lost all legitimacy as the leader of this country. He has done immense violence to every single one of its public institutions. As a result, it will take years before Americans regain any confidence in the institutions of their own government.

Although you heap justifiable scorn on the 45th president, you omit a Republican party that has itself lost nearly every shred of legitimacy through its slavish complicity with their party’s corrupt leader. I hope the GOP suffers a complete rout at every level in next month’s election.

As a progressive Democrat, I look forward to a GOP that is a genuinely representative conservative party which both responds to and informs the views of millions of Americans. Let us hope that such a party can be rebuilt from the rubble of today’s Republican party.

Alex Kent

Amherst




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