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Reader: Patriotic parallel precarious

We readers can understand that an attempt to bring our community together was made in the article, dated Jan. 16, 2021, on the front page of the Inter-Mountain, titled, “Local Attorney Sees Modern Parallel to Historic Battle.”

This attempt, however well-meaning, really falls flat for anyone with a conscience because George Triplett implies that we are out for revenge against Trump.

This idea is false. We are out for justice to be served after an American president incited Americans to attack Americans on Jan. 6, 2021, based on the Big Lie that the election was stolen from him.

Democrats and moderate Republicans can walk and chew at the same time, as the saying goes. Justice can be served at the same time the coronavirus is being dealt with. Triplett implies that Dems should focus only the virus and give Trump and his enablers a pass for their despicable behavior, lying to the American public, causing them to riot and perform seditious acts against our government.

What an absolute mess Trump and his violent followers have left President Biden to clean up. Dictators get into power because their followers allow them to get into power. It is time to defend what our forefathers gave us. Democracy. Let’s roll up our sleeves, find real common ground and get to work.

“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” John 8: verse 32

“Let’s go forward with clear eyes and full hearts.” Daughters of the American Revolution.

Katy McClane

Elkins

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