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Why won’t you answer my question, Mr. Spahr?

To the editor:

In response to Michael Spahr (printed Aug. 31) there is so much to say. I will try to keep this brief, unlike the endless word salad reiterate in the diatribe that was needlessly long.

There is once again so much wrong in what you say that I could never attempt to address every point, lest I torture learned readers with the tedium. As that irony is lost on you, I will simply say that the number of times you contradict yourself and/or exercise your lack of understanding of hypocrisy is beyond comical!

I’m sorry but any outrage you have for the number of people killed or left behind in Afghanistan, let alone those killed in car crashes, pales in comparison to the more than 200 needless deaths every day in Florida (more than 1,000/day in the country) and the half a million lost in 2020 all because the GQP sheep trust things like horse dewormer, Facebook posts and talking heads over valid science. You do not have the right to be a vector for a disease just because you are too stupid to understand what is fact and what is garbage being sold as gold! I know that it is one of the most difficult things in life to do, but is also one of the most rewarding — learning that what you believed as truth, was actually wrong.

Continuing to follow a party that cannot see the domestic threat that is within its own ranks is willful ignorance. Ranting about some non-existent right you think is in the Bill of Rights, only shows how effective disinformation is. You might want to re-read your copy of the Constitution. I did, and can’t find anything that says you have some limitless freedom of choice. Sorry, in times of public need, (you know like the third-largest mass casualty event in the history of the country — one that we would like to not have become the single largest) your “freedom of choice” is superseded by the greater good. And trust me, that is what the law and any true Christian would agree with as well.

So again Mr. Spahr, I ask you to do something other than type out a Tucker monologue. Answer the question already. Where would we be and what would our country be like if we woke up on Jan. 7 with Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, and countless other lawmakers hanging dead on the front lawn of the Capitol? Why is this such a hard thing for you to do? You certainly have no problem with putting word to page. So why will you not give us a 1,000-word essay on how wonderful our lives would be under the dictatorship of the loser of the last election?

The only reason I can think of is that you are afraid to think of what that reality might be. Your propaganda media bubble does not allow such freedom of thought. You must deflect, distract and deceive for refection, curiosity, introspection and imagination are forbidden. Remember though, Jan. 6 was not a failure, it was a successful practice run.

Sorry, that wasn’t as brief as I’d hoped.

Eric Becht

Mifflintown

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