Letters to the Editor

Modern Republicans ignore facts and refute reality

I was one who believed that once the primaries were over, Donald Trump would go just a little more mainstream.

But what occurred at the Republican National Convention is heinous. The calls for violence against his November opponent were mind-boggling.

This is not acceptable behavior for a political party or a candidate for the highest office in the land.

I was taught by my good Republican (old style) parents that you respect your opponents. The modern version of Republicanism has relied on character assassination, false accusations and representations and talk that, to me, is more seditious than anything Dick Cheney complained about.

It does seem that this country is at war with itself. Is it any wonder people are at one another’s throats when one of our mainstream political parties ignores facts, refutes reality and uses fear and hate as their motivation?

Jeff McKeegan, Los Osos

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