Shall we take up arms against socialist Sweden?

First off we all should thank Mr. Roulstone for his service and those who put their life on the line for democratic freedoms. Yet his first paragraph of his recent letter to the editor seems a contradiction, saying he will not stand for other’s rightful opinions, as the established meaning of not standing for something is not to accept, permit or endure that something (“Rep. Larsen sides with socialists by seeking to impeach Trump,” The Herald, July 25). Another slip of the tongue, pen in this case, that we misunderstood?

He’s correct in that we fight against Russia, China and North Korea, as we do with other nations because they are tyrants and rule by force. If it were their political social views, then shouldn’t we also be at war with Canada, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, Peru, Ireland and the many more social democracies spread across the world? Not advocating one way or the other, one might do well spending some time researching the history of the socialist movement; like when, why and how it started and the differences between communism and a social democracy today.

With all that aside though, Rep. Larsen’s stance just might not be so much about supporting the Squad’s’ politics, but rather for their right to express without the uncalled-for retribution. The same reason Mr. Roulstone put on the uniform, right?

Dennis Doolittle


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