Dear Editor Brown:

Thank you for the article by Donna McLean in the January 24, 2018 issue of the Simpson County News. I haven’t had such a good laugh in a long time.

Had she transposed “Republican” for “Democrat” and vice versa, deleted the insults to the Democratic Party and the fawning over Donald Trump, then I could have been its author.

For eight years the Republican Party whined, moaned and groaned about the legally elected Democratic Party administration. I witnessed Republican congressmen boast that they would rather see our great country collapse than work with the Democratic Party . I saw and heard a relentless attack of insults, many blatantly racist, aimed at the Obama family.  Those involved epitomized poor losers.

Now the Republican Party controls all three branches of government, effectively ending any sense of separation of powers. They won big time. And still they whine, moan and groan. They show as little grace in winning as in losing.

I see nothing admirable about Donald Trump. With his own words, deeds, and choices, he has revealed himself to be a con man, a liar, a lecher, and a cheat. He boasts of sexually harassing women, and his supporters forgive. He twitters nonstop insults and lies, and they cheer. He spends too much time golfing and jetting to his private estates, squandering taxpayer money, and they excuse. Electing Donald Tromp was the same as chickens inviting the fox into the hen house.

Donna McLean and I do agree on one thing: the Democrat Party is no longer the party of my parents. And that’s a good thing. That party was controlled by white supremacists, racists who used violence and intimidation to maintain a closed, segregated society. I’m grateful that party no longer exists. What we have now isn’t perfect, but it’s better than what was. And in all fairness, the Republican Party is no longer the party our parents knew. As white Democrats fled to the Republican Party, the GOP changed too. It isn’t perfect either.

America is not a dictatorship. We are a republic, a country of individuals united with liberty and justice for all. For all.

Now I’ve had my say, with gratitude to this great country that guarantees my right to speak my mind freely. and your right to do the same.

Sincerely, Cathy Ward