Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

Editor: Events, as observed through almost any political lens, seem now to be crystallizing into one uncomfortable fact: the party controlling the White House and Congress has brought utter and overwhelming disgrace and disunion to this “city upon a hill,” this “last best hope of earth.” That party should be allowed to wither and die on the vine.

Somehow self-righteousness, fear-mongering, meanness, lawlessness, vanity, ugliness, ignorance, contempt, imprudence, parochialism, and bondage as Republican ideals have, in the heat of well-meaning political passion, combined and forged a Republican rapier, piercing the nation’s soul.

This is absolutely not the carefully designed, ancient pattern of the imperfect but beloved American fabric.

If you are of liberal political views, fight the urge to descend to the level of political discourse some would have you embrace, and stay true to the best within you. If politically conservative, as I am, join me in seeking out a new conservative political organization that will contribute to the grand yet fragile American experiment in self-government, not destroy it.

Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

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