Pitch in to save our democracy before it’s too late | Commentary


I am a Navy veteran and retired Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist who was born in 1934, the year after Adolph Hitler was proclaimed chancellor of Germany. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was our president during this turbulent era; he was the ideal person to lead our country through a series of crises. Between the time of Roosevelt’s patriotic leadership and Donald John Trump’s self-serving incompetence, tragically, something has gone terribly awry with our governance.

The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which the former president promulgated while still in office, revealed his utter contempt for our country in general and our democracy in particular. The worst part is that the Republican Party, with the notable exceptions of Liz Cheney…

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