Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

Editor: Several weeks ago a respected national publication ran an article in which the authors argued that Republicans and conservatives should boycott the GOP in all elections, because of the party’s embrace of someone who champions demagoguery, suppression of the press and presidential meddling in federal investigations. And to those three, many of us see and feel a long and growing list of additional abuses on democratic ideals. This is an idea whose time has come.

As a former Republican but continued conservative, I urge politically like-minded citizens in Loudoun County to indeed vote for Democrats in all elections until the Republican Party either withers and dies on the vine and a new conservative party emerges worthy of the American narrative, or the Republican leadership repents of its sin entirely, in sackcloth and ashes.

And, while we are at political reform, because of its catastrophically toxic effect on the political life of the nation, the anti-abortion plank should be removed from the Republican platform altogether (or not be part of the new party’s platform). Let us who believe abortion to be wrong use our righteous indignation and belief in justice to teach the beauty of life in appropriate and personal venues in which hearts are changed through love.

Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

2 thoughts on “Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

  • 2018-02-26 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you Chris Stevenson. I appreciate your words and hope that other conservative folks can start to recognize the threat our democracy is under and find the courage to speak up. We are so far beyond partisan politics. None of this is normal. Trump is a conman and does not care about our nation, our people, our standing in the world, the truth, or the rule of law. This administration will have lasting and devastating consequences if we do not vote out the GOP in November. Congress abdicates its Constitutional responsibility to be a check on the president’s abuse of power and dereliction of duty every single day.

  • 2018-02-27 at 11:56 am

    What “respected national publication?” are you referring to? Where is the press being ‘suppressed?’ What investigation is being interfered with?

    You claim to be an ardent pro-life conservative, yet you’re advocating for a political party that hates you just because of your pro-life views, and will never ever see it your way?

    Is that what you’re selling here?

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