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I am dismayed, Martin. I spent two hours carefully writing a response to this essay, which moved me. I wrote as a comment and did not save or copy before hitting post. Turned out I then had to sigh in and my comment seems to have vanished. Bolinsky

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Unbelievably germane to my history and retired (74) existence. Your writing is having the effect I think you desire.

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I share this view as well. But calling Trump and his loyal flock of sheep liars and cowards is a counterproductive. Fighting vitriol with more vitriol bakes a larger pot of vitriol. We need to turn our outraged gaze away from the horror show Donald Trump is directing and focus on fundraising and generating support and votes for the candidates running to defeat them. Based on the principles of liberty, equality, and economic justice that informed the founding of our republic. Not words of hatred and despair, but deeds. Take action. Never give up. Keep the hope, keep the faith, and keep trying.

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Martin, I share your view of our seemingly hopeless situation, in which not a single Republican member of the House of Representatives has the courage to stand up to this moron. Thank you for your courage.

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