Country before party. Three words. Words that support the essence of a democratic life.
Where has this essence gone for the Republican Party? I was once an Independent. Now I see a Democratic Party that is trying to restore America and Americans with care, empathy, funding and vaccines.
I see a Republican Party that is passing voter suppression laws at the state level and exercising nothing in statesmanship for their constituents at the federal level. I see a Republican Party that is intent on undermining democracy for the win at any cost.
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My country with all its flaws and magnificent strengths and opportunities has become prey to the extremists and self-serving narcissists who want to usurp it.
My country does not deserve this. America breathes through the foundation of its people’s sacrifices and empathy. This is the country I have grown up in and known all my life.
Never would I believe what I am seeing. My America is being undermined from within by some we elected to protect it.
My heart hurts. My mind is nonstop in asking how did we get here.
Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow, Lake View
Good job at United Center
I cannot believe how efficient getting the vaccine shot at the United Center is. It’s wonderful. I was in and out in a half hour, from getting out of the car to getting back in. And that included waiting 15 minutes to leave after getting the shot! A big thanks.
Marshall Ellenstein, Norwood Park
Good presentation on Billy Williams article
Steve Greenberg’s story about the baseball great Billy Williams reminded us of his glory years with the Cubs, but the Sun-Times also had the good sense to show him — on the full back page of the paper — rolling his wrists into his swing. Williams had one of the great natural swings in the history of Major League Baseball.
Now, please, let’s see a feature on the other great Cub of that era, Ferguson Jenkins, one of the finest pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball.
Frederic J. Artwick, Near North Side
GOP priority: The rich
Zero Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate voted for the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Yet 278 Republicans voted for former President Donald Trump’s trillions of dollars in tax cuts for corporations and rich folks. This tells you everything you need to know about the Republicans.
Bob Chimis, Elmwood Park