Letter to the Editor
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief”….a verse from “Watchtower,” written and performed by Bob Dylan in 1967.
The verse certainly applies to the last three weeks America has experienced. The U.S. is in a state of turmoil to say the least. Who’s right and who is wrong? Lots of confusion and there is no relief in sight. The pit continues to get deeper as the average voter doesn’t know what to believe.[I will be objective here which is hard to do]
Attempted actions by the President are challenging the very nature of our constitution and something new is happening every day to a point where voters who follow what is going on “can’t catch their breath.”
Deportation raids are happening to those who are alleged illegal immigrants, slanderous remarks about women were spouted by the President during his campaign, the LGBT community is on alert, Afro-Americans are in a retro slide, cancelling of Obamacare with no clearly defined replacement, slanderous remarks aimed at the media. And there is more but my brain is on tilt trying to get a grip on what is happening in this country now.
I went to college in the South in the late 60’s. The country was divided on two issues: The Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. But that was minor compared to what has happened in the last three weeks.
It seems the country is moving at light speed trying to “correct” what the Republican Party perceives as problems.
I have to stop here, but a poem was written by Emma Lazarus that is engraved at the base of the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” will become an issue of the past or maybe the Republican party and its leader will dismantle the Statue of Liberty
Steve Bender, Mattapoisett
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