Editor, The Beacon:
Those who believed President Joe Biden’s promise to be a unifier who brings us together must be sorely disappointed by his recent rants.
While polls show most Americans are primarily concerned about rampant inflation, rising crime, the border crisis, and woke ideology, Mr. Biden has been busy lashing out at “MAGA Republicans.”
In recent speeches, Mr. Biden has angrily branded them as “semi-fascist,” and “extremists” who are a grave danger “to the very foundations of our democracy,” among other choice epithets.
You know, those tens of millions of voters who agree with the Make America Great Again agenda, featuring such “semi-fascist” and “extremist” notions as border security, energy independence, tax cuts, reductions in onerous government regulations, equitable trade agreements, and a stop to our engagement in endless foreign wars.
While the president did charitably allow that not all Republicans are dangerous, he failed to provide a litmus test that would allow us to discern the good ones from the bad ones.
In the old days, politicians attacked only their opponents, but now many Democrats believe that even opposing voters are fair game for heaping condemnation. They’re not just wrong, but evil.
Authoritarian regimes throughout history have begun by first vilifying, then dehumanizing, their opposition.
As philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
It must not happen here.