voice for democracy

I grieve for our Democracy | News, Sports, Jobs – Lock Haven Express

Oct 22, 2021
GINA HERSHEY LEON
State College
This morning at Wegmans I fell in love with a 2-year-old red-headed boy in front of the milk and egg case. Seated in his perch on mom’s shopping cart he pointed jubilantly at the trains overhead, smiling and laughing, amazed that trains could travel in the air.
At once I felt such joy at his innocence and exuberance for life — followed by a deep sadness. I am weary, but he is not.
I need signs of hope in these dark days. As Frank Bruni recently wrote of the former president with his “reckless actions and rancid character,” I am disappointed — no, crushed — that so few Republicans have the temerity to counter the lies that are being perpetrated by the former guy and his boot-lickers.
If you don’t realize that Trumpism borders on autocracy and anarchy you are sadly misinformed. The Jan. 6 insurrection was nothing short of an attempted coup.
It was not another “tourist day” in the U.S. Capitol. It was not an innocent rally. It was a threatening, illegal, bloody, dirty attempt at overturning our democracy.
Shame on you, all of you meek and spineless Republicans.
You allow your zeal for power to overwhelm your sense of right and wrong. I doubt that you can even discern right from wrong now that you’ve been so thoroughly immersed in right-wing indoctrination. I grieve for our democracy. I grieve for that innocent little red-haired boy. And I grieve for my children, and their children.
Mr. Corman, your support of a man with a rancid character does little to further our democracy and our country’s desperate need for healing.
Today’s breaking news and more in your inbox
LINDA WESTRICK State College In the 1932 film “Horse Feathers,” Groucho Marx sings,“Whatever it is, I’m …
MALCOLM KENYATTA MORGAN CEPHAS Philadelphia All eyes were on the state of Texas after lawmakers there passed …
DAWN MOYER Mill Hall Americans who believe in freedom need to reach out to lawmakers in the state House and …
LINDA DANIS Avis In the past when I go to vote and there are judges on the ballot, I usually don’t know much …
HARLAN BERGER McElhattan A friend filled up her three-quarter-empty gas tank. Paid $60. Our president will …
BRYAN SHADE Flemington Due to today’s standards and going years in people past for comments deemed racist or …
Today’s breaking news and more in your inbox

Copyright © The Express | https://www.lockhaven.com | 9-11 W. Main Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | 570-748-6791 | Ogden Newspapers | The Nutting Company

source