I’m moved by your message of hope. With the Republican party so dominated by corporatism and foreign influence the only hope for the country lies within the Democratic party.
George Washington once spoke of the rise of political parties with concern. He felt that loyalty to the party would become greater than that to the country. It is so with many people. Certainly the Republicans I speak to. Though the feeling I have with Democrats, is that there is still a love in many hearts for the people of this nation and the ideas of liberty and law. We must stop what we have become.
We have become an ugly people in the last eight years. We have a stain on our nation. The people of the world see it. Many of our own people see it. Do we want to live like this?
What country launched unprovoked wars of aggression and despoiled whole nations? Who snatched people from the street and held them without charges in secret prisons, tortured them with brute force and with exquisitely calibrated techniques approved by the highest authorities? Who spied without qualm or restraint on their own people, no warrants needed, no evidence required, just a nod from some faceless official in the security organs? Who believed that the national leader is beyond the law, that any order he gives is rightful and just and cannot be punished, simply because he has given it. Who treated protests against the established order as security threats and acts of terror, and repressed them with mass arrests and police violence? Soviet Union? Nazi Germany? Who? Is there anyone that wishes to live in a country that can be compared to the past evils?
Time to rid ourselves of those that corrupt our country. To join again the free world.
You reminded me of Katharine Lee Bates lyrics to America the Beautiful that also gives us hope.
O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!