To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, April 25, 2024

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Can we address critical thinking skills again?

A clip at a campaign rally showed rally goers answering a reporter’s question, “What do you think about the former president claiming he’d be dictator for a day?”

“Maybe we need a dictator,” one of them said.

Sure, he sneers at the same people you do. He’ll stop hardworking immigrants from coming into the country and taking the jobs you don’t want. He’ll allow those who don’t look like you, talk like you, worship at the altar of power like you, to be stripped of their rights.

But here’s what you’re missing: he doesn’t like you or your kind either. He doesn’t like anyone who isn’t what he wants to be, a mob boss, a strong man, a dictator.

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He wants total immunity to break laws, but you can rest assured you won’t have immunity. He begs hardworking voters to pay his legal bills, but if you get in trouble, you’re on your own. I hope you haven’t sent him money. I really hope you haven’t given the RNC your credit card number.

If he can carry out his wishes to be dictator for a day, he won’t stop there. And when he manages to slash the civil service work force and get rid of anyone who doesn’t hop to and salute him, his voters will be in the same position as those who voted for someone else, under his thumb.

Think about having to watch what you say. Think about having your tax money support the handful of oligarchs that carry out the dictator’s orders instead of funding schools, roads, and the infrastructure that makes our country habitable. It won’t be our country anymore.

Would you be OK with a dictator if President Biden was the one making this declaration? I didn’t think so. Fortunately, President Biden believes in the rule of law. He has empathy for his fellow humans. He talks to people and finds out what they need, what they want. He thinks about the constituents’ needs – cheaper medicines, access to a college education that doesn’t break the bank, a good union-wage job.

Who does your would-be dictator care about? Think carefully here. Your freedom, the freedom of every American, is on the line in November.

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Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
Exceptional reporting about goings on in my home state as well as informative opinion pieces that makes people think about issues of the day...........get a SUBSCRIPTION FOLKS!!!!!!!
Brette Pruitt
Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
The Observer carries on the "give 'em hell" tradition of its founder, the late Frosty Troy. I read it from cover to cover. A progressive wouldn't be able to live in a red state without it.