Reject Trump to protect democracy

It is beyond doubt that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in this year’s presidential election. He has made it perfectly clear that, with him as the Republican candidate, there is only one issue in that election: Do you believe in America’s traditional political system, that we’ve had for well over two hundred years, or do you want to replace it with a dictatorship with Donald Trump as the dictator?

It matters not if you are, in normal times, politically liberal or conservative. It matters not whether you are a secular humanist, or if you let your religious faith determine your vote. It matters not what you think about immigrants. It matters not what you think about abortion. It matters not what you think about any regular political issue.

This is not a regular election. This election is a referendum on American democracy. If you want to keep it, you vote for President Biden even if you don’t like him or his policies. At the very least you don’t vote at all, or you vote for someone other than Biden as long as you don’t vote for Trump.

Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany not through a violent coup but under the constitutional political system of Germany at the time. We face the same disaster in the 2024 presidential election. If you support American democracy, you simply must oppose Donald Trump in every possible legal way.

Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Sorenson


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