To the editor:
[Recently], I read:
• The “free” press lies … fake news. (from our president)
• Republican lawmakers push for harsher penalties against protesters
• Selected news agencies barred from White House press conference
• Mr. Roskam, our congressman, limits press and attendance at his community forums.
Am I the only one? Republican or Democrat, don’t these headlines concern you? I, for one, am frightened by what these mean for our country, our democracy.
Disturbing nationalism and, more importantly, complacency brought about the rise of the most evil regimes of the last century. What are we going to do about this before it becomes unpatriotic to even write a public letter like this?