Republicans I Know Don't Act This Way - And Response

Friday, August 16, 2019

Republicans I know would not tear crying children from the arms of their parents because their moms and dads are seeking a better life for their families. 

Republicans I know would not terrorize an entire segment of society with mass incarcerations just to make a political point. 

Republicans I know would not ignore advice on national security from people who clearly are smarter than they and instead allow narcissism to override common sense.

Republicans I know would not actively encourage racists in order to win re-election. 

Republicans I know would not enlist foreign governments to trash their political opponents or restrict the travel of duly elected members of Congress. 

So why then do Republicans in Congress turn a blind eye to a President who does all these things?  I sincerely hope that the Republicans I know, and whom I believe represent a majority of their party, will stand up to those in the party who now subscribe to the motto, “just go along to get along”. 

To paraphrase, "What shall it profit a [nation], if [it] shall gain the whole world, and lose [its] own soul?"

Sandra McCrea
Signal Mountain

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I'm confused. All Ms. McCrea's “verifiable” allegations are laws/hold-overs from the Obama administration. What do they have to do with Republicans?

They were the “law of the land” before Trump. Trump has repeatedly asked Congress to address these issues.

I'm confused. I don't understand Ms. McCrea's point.

P. Steve Campbell



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