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The Republican Party

Thank you to the Spokesman-Review for continuing to publish the editorials of Leonard Pitts. He

continues to speak the truth about the reality of life in America.

It is clear by the reading of his commentary, and from observation, that Americans have many

divisions to heal: between white and black, the wealthy and the poor, the privileged and the

powerless.

The rewards of living in the world’s wealthiest nation are granted to a few, while the vast

majority of us are tossed enough scraps to be distracted from the entrenched injustice that

keeps us struggling.

We are told to blame each other for our misfortune: Working people rage against public servants

for the small benefits they enjoy, while forgetting to demand the same benefits for themselves.

We whine about a lack of meat at the store, while others toil long hours, at risk of infection, to

feed us. Crowds of bored (mostly) white people complain about rules and laws that frustrate

them, while the militarized police beat and traumatize brown and black people who dare to

exercise their civil rights.

The Republican Party has become the party that represents both white supremacy and wealth

supremacy. It’s become the party of oligarchs, its purpose to gain and consolidate power for the

wealthy. The party promotes Christian extremism. At its head is a demagogue (an

unaccountable leader) who is also a pathologic narcissist, liar and manipulator.

Most Americans are neither wealthy nor extremists. The Republican Party does not represent

the majority

Amanda Paul

Spokane


 

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