Letter: Chris Stevenson. Purcellville

Editor:  Trumpism looks to be nothing more than a 2018 version of the now-reviled and embarrassing McCarthyism of the 1950s, in which Senator McCarthy with neither common sense nor decency but with much contempt, preyed on Americans’ fears and paranoia for his own aggrandizement, until the show spectacularly collapsed, his large numbers of American supporters, realizing their folly, silently disappearing into the political night.

Prescott Bush, the father of George H.W. Bush, speaking in 1956 for Senatorial censure, used words sounding eerily prescient: “… [Senator McCarthy] has caused dangerous divisions among the American people because of his attitude, and the attitude he has encouraged among his followers, that there can be no honest difference of opinions with him… .”

Conservatives cannot escape history: we should stand together and bring to a close this damaging, vain, and reckless chapter in the American story by voting for Tim Kaine and Jennifer Wexton, both of whom are well within the bounds of ancient and dependable American political institutions, while their opponents are not.

Chris Stevenson. Purcellville

3 thoughts on “Letter: Chris Stevenson. Purcellville

  • 2018-07-30 at 3:57 pm
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    I think ill take drunk libertarians over Dems any day. The drunk libertarians just want to take over the world so they can leave you alone. The Dems want to enslave you and dictate every aspect of your life.”

  • 2018-07-30 at 7:41 pm
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    Lost in the Democrats’ revisionist history is the fact that there actually were communists that infiltrated the Democrat Party (FDR). In fact, one could make the case that the communist wing of the Democrat Party is stronger now than it ever has been before.

  • 2018-08-01 at 3:55 pm
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    So you prefer socialism and equal poverty and misery for all – except the very elite – versus a thriving economy under Trump that is making the whole word a better place? Name one bad policy of Trump? Bernie and ACO want to make everything free so that those that work will pay for those who choose not to. You can see the results in Cuba, Venezuela and the defunct USSR where everyone except the elite was a slave due to the idiocy of Marxism which made a pseudo-science out of envy and cost around 100 million innocent people their lives. Thank God McCarthy and others helped to avoid this madness! Why don’t you visit the first two hellholes and see how much better off we are than they are? While you are busy signaling your virtue, others are working to make this country and the world a better place; that’s how a free market works. I may not love Trump’s diction but I sure understand the effectiveness of his message and his work ethic to make our lives better. Don’t get me started on Hillary whose net worth is around $100 Million after all her ‘government service’. Donald Trump built things. Hillary and the left just steal and betray us to the Russians and tell us to thank them for it. Your attempt at being virtuous is a boomerang of stupidity.

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