Letter to the editor: The end of democratic rule

Posted 9/29/20

RBG’s death is also the end of the people picking their public servants.

A super-majority Republican SCOTUS threatens the Affordable Care Act, women’s lives, the spectrum of human …

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Letter to the editor: The end of democratic rule

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RBG’s death is also the end of the people picking their public servants.
A super-majority Republican SCOTUS threatens the Affordable Care Act, women’s lives, the spectrum of human rights, and the very survival of the planet.
Yet, McConnell’s SCOTUS machinations are much more tyrannical than that. Senate Republicans now finishing off what they and their Republican owning class donors started decades ago: controlling the White House and, eventually, all federal offices.
You say that can never happen. This country has three branches of government, each checking and balancing the other two.
Enter candidate Trump. Heads, he wins. Tails, he sues. As if the presidency is his personal property to be defended against the annoying meddling of the voting people.
No surprise coming from someone I view as an out-of-the-closet dictator.
Alarmingly, though, Republican senators, in Stepford Wife lockstep, are eagerly obliging the candidate’s wishes. RBG’s body not yet in rigor mortis, they are producing the next obedient SCOTUS appointee. Never mind their 2016 thwart of Obama’s nominee. Never mind urgent business at hand, like COVID, unemployment, childcare, schools, and a functioning government. For them, only a SCOTUS super majority matters, to deliver for Trump when his artificial challenge —Voter fraud! Ballot fraud! Mail fraud! — lands on their desks later this year.
Republicans as king makers.
This should alarm every American. Whatever one’s perspectives, ideology, or party affiliation: the people electing their president is a shared American value. Trump and his Repub trumpists: not so much.
Floy Jeffares,
Lakewood

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