Our Democracy Is at Risk!

Our Democracy is in serious risk of failing! It’s easy to see how it happened, why vote when it seems like nothing ever changes. So, twenty percent of the population isn’t even registered to vote! Our voting system is based upon one person, one vote. And of the voting population, only sixty-seven percent of those eligible voters voted in the 2020 election! That was the highest voter turnout in the 21st century. Many third world countries have voting participation approaching 90%. The largest number of people who didn’t participate in the voting population was our youth.

Our constitutional crisis is already here

The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves. The warning signs may be obscured by the distractions of politics, the pandemic, the economy and global crises, and by wishful thinking and denial. But about these things there should be no doubt:

Hold Trump accountable in order to heal

Republican like Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, argue that the impeachment trial will increase partisan divisions [“Trump’s sway over GOP put to test,” Jan. 26]. Where were they the last four years when Donald Trump used the bully pulpit spreading disinformation to create unprecedented discord and partisan division in this country? Trump’s grand finale was the …

Renaming a state prison after Trump is more appropriate

This is the first time that I have written to Voice of the People, and I have never participated in any protests my entire life. I’m in my 80th year. When I saw this morning’s Ledger article on renaming U.S. 27, I was outraged. [“Trump Highway? Proposal to rename US 27 rankles mayors of two …