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Letter: A stand against tyranny

  • Author: Bruce Hendrickson
    | Opinion
  • Updated: February 21
  • Published February 21

I want to publicly thank Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to defend the Constitution and the freedom of all Americans.

Like many Republicans, I was still believing that there needed to be more investigation into the allegations of voter fraud all the way into early January.

During the capitol riot on Jan. 6, it became obvious to me that it was a mistake to vote for the former president. Most of my Republican friends still believe that he should have been reelected. It took me a long time to accept that the likelihood of 61 courts and 50 Legislatures lying about the election was infinitesimal compared to the likelihood that one man with an army of paid propagandists was lying.  

In any case, I wanted to take my vote back. I will not donate another dime to the Republican party until they stop giving money to Trump.  

History shows us that installing authoritarian governments is a dangerous course — in Germany and Russia, the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin cost tens of millions of lives.

Once a nation submits to a dictator, the decision is irreversible. Make no mistake. Dictatorship can still happen in America. Only 50 yards separated the rioters from their targets on Jan. 6.Once again, thanks for standing against tyranny, Sen. Murkowski.      

— Bruce Hendrickson


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