Voters need to remove weeds of authoritarian lawmakers

There are state governments that recently have stated that our present administration is ruining America. These statements are not backed by examples of this ruin. Keeping in mind the lack of proof:

America’s job market us bursting with opportunity.

Unemployment is below 4 percent.

The economy is growing so quickly that it has caused inflation. Inflation is an economic cycle in a good economy. Prices will adjust as supplies of goods grow.

Wages are up.

Those are some basic facts.

Many of these same states complain of overreach, freedoms being usurped, and rights being trampled. Again, no proof or argument is offered.

Instead, these same states adopt voting laws that restrict the ease to legally vote. These laws claim to prevent further fraud. No fraud was or has been found large enough to change any election outcome.

Some states have written laws that restrict women’s choice of health care.

Also, rights to free speech are taken in the form of book banning. Thus, restricting every student’s and teachers’ right to freely exercise an exchange of ideas and question our society’s norms. Further restrictions on which history to expose our students to have been another issue for many states. Many of these restrictions on American freedoms are couched in the idea of protecting our young from indoctrination. What could be more indoctrinating than the lack of freedom of choice? These states profess freedoms of choice, but do not deliver.

It appears these states’ governors and legislators have lost any belief in truth or the ability to feel shame for their behavior, as they restrict in the name of freedom, their populations, ability to be free.

These behaviors are those that have been manifested in every authoritarian government. It is my hope that the voting public will weed this garden of its shameless weeds and find hope in electing those who believe in truth and are willing to have it govern their actions.

Mel Eaton

Snohomish

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