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Republicans try to dismantle democracy

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Robert W. Tyson, (252)-864-9010, Winterville, NC

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Wake up, voters, you'd better start paying attention. When a lady asked Ben Franklin what kind of government have or Framers given us , he said 'A Republic, if you can keep it'.

Modern day sinister Republicanism has been single-mindedly trying to dismantle our Constitutional democratic republic for years; they use the tools of democracy to dismantle democracy itself. 35 vicious Huns can succeed in overtaking a peaceful village of 300 if they catch the villagers sleeping, and we've been sleeping too long.

Republicanism has no use for democracy, using tactics of voter suppression, making it harder rather than easier to vote, gerrymandering voting districts (assuring a majority even with a minority of votes, anti-democratic on its face), and a panoply of other pernicious tactics like voter roll purges, as in the last Georgia Governor election. In 2000 Bush v Gore, 1 out of 9 votes by African Americans were thrown out, 'coincidentally' their Governor was the candidate's brother; and don't even get me started on hanging chads, police checkpoints in black neighborhoods, and the butterfly ballot giving Pat Buchanan more of Gore's votes than Bush's 'margin of victory', which was one 'Supreme' Court vote, when they stopped the determination of Florida voter intent to anoint the guy from their party. That de-legitimized the Court in my eyes. It resulted in an illegitimate *president that brought us 2 illegitimate Supreme Court Justices along with budget busting corporate tax cuts as well as 2 wars that cost $5 trillion and countless lives, and ended with a crash that almost brought on the next great depression.

Next time I'll demonstrate how McConnell delegitimized his Republicans in the Senate, and Trump never had legitimacy in the first place, basically installed by Putin, as evidence emerges that they meddled in the voting systems themselves.

Robert W. Tyson 

Winterville 

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