Featured Letter: The True Threat to Our Democracy

President Donald Trump signed executive orders in January while White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon looked on | White House photo
President Donald Trump signed executive orders in January while White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon looked on | White House photo

To the Editor:

Having thought long and hard on the dilemma facing our nation today, I have come to the conclusion that engineered governmental chaos is our real threat.

I believe we have entered a new phase of the Real American Revolution. One to overcome the new authoritarian government.

Look closely at top strategist Stephen K. Bannon’s game plan.

First nominate secretaries to our vital government departments that will work to dismantle them from the inside out.

Then fire over 46 Federal Prosecutors without immediate replacement, thereby throwing our federal courts into disarray.

Bannon also had himself appointed to the Principals Committee of the National Security Council, an unusual appointment for a political strategist, while at the same time instituting ‘Limited Involvement’ of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence. I would want the latter two advising the President in a potential ‘hot war’ situation, not Bannon.

Indeed, how many times have you heard that people who supported the fascist leaders of our early 20th Century supported them because they ‘made the trains run on time.’ Today it has come to be called Authoritarian Government.

It is in a situation of chaos where a strongman-dictator can seize more power, promising the public order and stability in exchange for their ‘Bill of Rights.’

Such a situation could now confront us all. If government chaos ensues, how will we as a people respond?

Will it be as our founding fathers did during the American Revolution, establishing a new order of democracy in the age of Enlightenment, made possible by a Free Press? Or will we be cowards and accept the safety of Authoritarian Government?

When chaos ensues, then Autocratic Government follows in its wake.

Indeed, freedom is not free and we might need to pay a dear price soon.

I hope we do not have to pay that price, but instead oppose this Administration when it is wrong.

Such freedom is invested in our Bill of Rights, the reason our Constitution was ratified in the first place.

Rick Kedenburg


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