Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

Editor: Some are carefully and thoughtfully trying to make the case that concerned Republicans should stay put and not create a third party. As I am one of these conservatives, I pay attention, giving the various arguments the respect their authors deserve.

One prominent commentator recently ended her appeal with this bold statement: “You’re a Democrat or a Republican, take your choice and find your place in this coalition.” 

She misses the mark; it is as if the past five political years never happened.

Being a Republican in 2021 for a growing number of people means stubbornly refusing to repent for the ruin brought down upon America’s ancient and indispensable political institutions by GOP demagogues and party apparatus. It also means answering the call to sin once again by mocking and kicking and leaving for dead our precious election integrity, with fealty to nothing more than one man’s vanity.

In reality, there is currently just one viable American political party. That is untenable. So a new party must be born, and then there will be two once more.

Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

4 thoughts on “Letter: Chris Stevenson, Purcellville

  • 2021-05-21 at 5:11 pm
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    Being a “republican” for a certain resident of Purcellville seems to be centered around denouncing republicans in general and endorsing the most radical socialist candidate running on the democrat ticket. I look forward to that “republican’s” next endorsement if only for comedic relief.

    • 2021-05-21 at 6:59 pm
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      Chris, I feel for you and other conservatives who are realizing the republican “big tent” is filled with clowns. I hope someday soon the your party gets back to tenets that worked as a conservative balance to the the liberals. While I may not agree with all conservative views, the presentation of differing views helps strengthen arguments. Well, if the views are based in reality.

  • 2021-05-22 at 4:10 pm
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    Mr. Stevenson has been a democrat for the last 5 years. He can call himself whatever he wants but his actions are clear as to which agenda he is beholden to.

    I did not want to vote for Trump but there was no way my conscience allowed me to vote for Clinton. The same held true for Biden. I told my wife in 2018, if the Democrats run a blind dog with 3 legs the dog will win. Instead they ran a racist white guy with dementia and made it close.

  • 2021-05-25 at 3:58 pm
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    I’ve heard that if you repeat something over and over and over, even if it’s not true, it sometimes *feels* truthful.

    This is obviously one of those instances.

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