LETTER: Democracy in Sequim

The democracy demonstration in downtown Sequim on Jan. 6 was great.

Hopefully, this will start us on the road to hold accountable Donald Trump and all his sycophants in the Republican Party for the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.

There were over 80 people there standing up for democracy and against the big lie.

I listened to Biden’s speech earlier that morning and felt he did a great job.

What was amazing to me was that only two Republicans were in attendance for that speech: Liz Cheney and her father Dick Cheney.

What a shame that so many Republicans are afraid to speak the truth to power.

They are told by their leaders to keep quiet and go along with the big lie.

It is obvious that there are only a few people in the Republican Party who control the other 200 or so.

It was not supposed to work that way.

Senators and representatives were elected to represent their constituents, but more often than not, they vote for their own interests and against the will of those who elected them.

Our democracy is at stake if we don’t purge these bad actors out of power.

I think we can do it.

As I said in a previous letter, “There are more of us than there are of you.”

Stan Riddle