Like Trump, Stefanik offers empty words

Country and public safety are always two issues first on my mind.

The label or title of my list and everything that follows is simple, at least in my mind, and that is the issue of “our guaranteed right to vote free, fair, safe and secure in every election and to have faith and trust that the outcome is honest and trustworthy whether at the local, state, or federal level.” That versus what we saw on Jan. 6, 2021, and all that has followed to reverse our proud history while also fighting through this horrible novel coronavirus pandemic.

In my life, I like everyone else (I suspect), but maybe at different levels, have faced a glorious new life with the birth of a new son or daughter; the loss of a family member, close friend, or comrades in combat in Vietnam; and gone through other hardships both good and bad and at times projecting anger, fear, regret, shame, joy and disappointment at various times and at different levels.

But right now, I have a fear for the loss our nation and all we stand for and have stood for over 245 years. Like seeing the moon landing; winning two World Wars; surviving a horrible and very divisive Civil War; all sorts of social tensions that rip us apart — and all that with so many good people working for progress and a better tomorrow. But now, all my fear has multiplied a thousand fold over the past several years and more so since Jan. 6, 2021 — and we all know that I mean by that date and still brewing since.

So much has been and still is talked about since that horrible day when the Capitol was under siege. The fact remains that events are still brewing and may be far worse possibly this year or most certainly in 2024 with the next presidential election.

This is not hyperbole on my part or that of hundreds of other opinions and now the subject of daily articles and in conversations. It will not subside until those at the very top are held responsible for Jan. 6, 2021.

Some are now but on a smaller scale. Those at the very top must be held accountable lest they feel emboldened to repeat that horrible day. That is my biggest fear.

Danny M. Francis

Watertown

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Middle Class Mike

Nice job, never take your tight to vote for granted!

Mike Flynn

KRobbins

Those at the very top must be held accountable lest they feel emboldened to repeat that horrible day.

Yes, because they had leaders in the highest levels of the US government directing them to take part in a coup attempt that had been all laid out. Sad that those little pawns didn’t get pardons or any funding for their defense from former president who’s raking in millions in campaign fundraising by touting the same Big Lie that convinced the saps to be part of the Coup Army in the first place.

forsythia

I want to thank the WDT for posting my comment very early this morning. And now for my usual edit because there is no spell check on this system and its too bad because I got used to using spell checks: 5 words mispelled by me were: American Democracy, insurgence, assassinations and peaceful. However the sentiment and message remains the same.

hermit thrush

good letter.

Djp29d

Danny, january 6th is the least of my concerns. The democrat party going so far left, the defunding of the police... and now you saying january 6th was bad but you have no mention once of all the BLM riots that occurred all summer long leading up to January 6th. They killed far many more than january 6th. They burned down businesses.

Why

forsythia

Support the Red, White, and Blue......Our Democracy........If you can't and January 6th is the least of your concerns then your arguments against the so-called left are not to be credible. They are a distraction from the main issue here. Our Democracy is the mainstream center. - neither left or right.

Eagle24

“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” A Lincoln

forsythia

Exactly. If it looks like an insurgence, it smells like an insurgnce, it tastes likes and insugence - it is an insurgence. The leader of the insurgence was non other than the former president of the Untied State Donald Trump. For 245 years through presidential assasinations, through the civil war, and through every election there was a pieceful change of power. That was our democracy and we could show it to the world. It was beacon. But along came Donald Trump and that all changed. Those who support him and try spin the story are just as guilty and I call out Elise Stefanik. Stefanik. Elise Strefanik you are anti democracy. You haven't the fortitude to stand up to the wanna be dictator. Your comradrie with the BIG LIE stirs up and vomits on our our democracy. I also call out the voters who supported both Trump and Elise Stefanik in the last several elections and still do. You are just as guilty. Repent (Change) before our democracy goes down tubes. To all voters. Lets stand together before its too late to save the ship of democracy. All voters matter. Back the Red, White, and Blue - the Amreican Demcocracy, not some petty dictator and congressional wanna be.

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