Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

Editor: In William Manchester’s biography of Winston Churchill, the author explained that Mr. Churchill was an early reader of “Mein Kampf” after its publication in 1925, and took note of one of Hitler’s maxims: “…the great masses of the people … will more easily fall victim to the great lie than to the small one.” 

This explains the poisonous stew in whichthe United States now simmers, not quite at the boiling point but almost, and close enough for alarm. The masses of Republicans have fallen for the great lies of a demagogue: the free press is the enemy of the people; reasoned debate, facts, expertise and experience are unnecessary for the United States to fulfill its destiny; the Democratic Party, Satan’s own, wants only to kill babies and destroy America; and, most tyrannically, Trump himself is the supreme leader before whom all must first cower then bow.

The nation begs for visionary conservative servant-leaders who see afar off and reject this age-old and ugly doctrine, which first shackles then ruins governments for the people, by the people and of the people.

Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

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