In answer to the Sept. 10 letter by Mr. Martin Arfa (“Better change your name, Democrats”), I agree that the past history of the Democratic Party required a change in the affiliation of certain elements. My understanding, given the history of the party since the 1960s, those who represent the egregious elements of society (e.g., those who support racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, the KKK, white nationalism, white separatists, white power, religious extremism, science denial) have all become members of the Republican Party. It is no longer the party of Lincoln. Rather, it has become the part of Lincoln Rockwell.
William M. Paris, Arroyo Grande