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Letter: MAGA revisited


Monday, July 30, 2018

During the 2016 election, I didn’t get the MAGA thing. Or at least I never heard Donald Trump clearly state his vision of what made a country “great.” A year and a half later, it’s now crystal clear. A country is great when:

It’s badly divided, and its leader has neither the skills nor the inclination to unite it.

It insults its allies and declares economic war on them.

It fails to honor its international agreements and abandons the promotion of human rights and democracy.

Its leader is a liar, a bully, a troll, a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe and Islamophobe,

It rolls back regulations that protect its citizens’ health, rights as consumers and the environment, ignoring the OMB’s assessment that the benefits of regulations far outweigh the costs.

Its leader is sued by a porn star.

Its leadership seeks to undermine the existing health care system without providing a viable alternative.

It has a pandering, useless, partisan national legislature.

Its leader is the greatest source of fake news in the country.

Its leadership is AWOL on the drug crisis, global warming and school shootings.

Its leader kowtows to strong leaders from hostile nations.

Its Christian citizens declare they have a “dream president” – who shows contempt for the Ten Commandments and for the biblical call to protect the poor, the foreigner and God’s creation.

Are we Great Again? What I see is a morally diminished, mean-spirited, reckless and isolated country. In November we’ll all have our say.

ALLAN MacDONALD

New London