LETTER: Trump is president only through deals with the Devil

Deals with the Devil

We have had a great run.

Democracy, freedom, liberty, unalienable rights, and government at the consent of the governed have lasted in America for almost 250 years.

These have survived in the face of constant attacks from greed, lust for power, ignorance, deceit and the hostility of foreign nations.

But that is all coming to an end and these attacks have finally borne fruit.

As I see it, President Donald Trump was installed into the Oval Office by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Trump has been carrying out Putin’s wishes ever since.

Step by step, Trump is destroying the structure, the essence, and the safeguards that are essential to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

America fought a Civil War, and thousands lost their lives, to make sure that such a government “shall not perish from the Earth.”

Yet, just a little more than 150 years later, the American people, or at least a large chunk of them, are letting such a government perish without a fight, or even a peep of protest.

Trump is alienating our allies and fellow democratic nations, and coddling the dictatorial and authoritarian nations of the world, and Putin smiles.

Trump, who has no honor or civility himself, is removing these things from our government, and Putin smiles while Trump supporters normalize such behavior.

The Republican Party has sold their souls to the Devil, and so has Republican voters and supporters, if not by design, then through ignorance.

The unimaginable is coming to pass.

David A. Desautel,


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