Marilyn Calkins spoke a truth (“A nation in decline,” Nov. 6): This nation is in decline. Negative attitudes that are based in political ideology and not facts or reality have been accelerating for years.
In 2016 most Democrats would not even attend Trump’s inauguration in protest of their loss. Then they called Trump every name in the book and came up with one attack line after another They never gave Trump the chance that they now demand for their side. If you’re a progressive Democrat, it has been sport for years to cry racist, bigot, homophobe or whatever at your opponent without proof or evidence of your accusations. The debate on real issues and policies is secondary to hate and defamation.
Biden didn’t win using more “hope and change,” he (presumably) won using hate to fuel his supporters. Say what you want about Trump, but his America First ideology gave us the most prosperous economy and employment in the history of the nation pre-COVID. Now it will be back to business as usual with an out-of-touch political ruling class that in a divided country wants to claim some kind of mandate.
Jobs, increasing prosperity, no wars wasn’t good enough? Then be careful what you wish for. 70 million America First citizens refuse to accept a nation in decline. I am one of them.
Bryan C. Davis