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Re: 'All I really need to know about you' [Letter, Village News, 3/4/ 21]

 

Last updated 3/10/2021 at 3:18pm



The author of the subject letter, to whom I will refer as “author,” tells me to consider “last week’s post-election court cases, hearings, affidavits, testimony, press conferences and rallies.” I did that, but my primary interest remains: “where is that mountain of evidence” for widespread voter fraud?

The author also asked if I had seen the video of “suitcases full of ballots.” I have to answer that I saw a 90 second video clip showing a couple of standard ballot containers and nothing happening. The voting officials said it was taken out of context, thus signifying nothing.

The author refers to our “US Supreme Court pansies.." Keep in mind that Trump appointed three very right-leaning members to the court: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, effectively stacking the court. To their credit, their decisions so far have been within the bounds of the rule of law.

I have to quibble a bit over the author’s reference to “people like me.” I believe I am unique – just like everybody else. I don’t know about others’ TV habits, but I do not watch any cable news. I subscribe to a small selection of digital newsletters. I can get all the news I want in a third of the time or less, and I can skip right by stuff I already know. I heartily recommend others do the same. And thanks to the author for the reveal of her news source – Fox News and Newsmax. That explains a lot.

The author has been fortunate in finding such exemplary associates. But others have been less fortunate, owing to the following realities:

A Vox Study reports 11 million white Americans think like the alt-right. That’s 5-6%, not 0.1% of the US population. White nationalist hate groups have grown 55% in the Trump era. (The Guardian). And the Southern Poverty Law Center reports the number of hate groups has reached a record high during Trump’s administration.

Can we still do better? Yes we can!

John H. Terrell

 

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