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Letter: Our republic is in danger

Vancouver resident Julia Dawn Seaver says ‘nearly half of millennials prefer socialism or communism to capitalism

Julia Dawn Seaver
Julia Dawn Seaver

At the close of the Continental Convention in 1787 a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Are we going to keep it?  A question that just a few years ago would have seemed absurd now clamors to be answered.  Our republic, founded on liberty and natural rights from God, with freedom from tyranny and the guaranteed freedom to speak, to worship, and defend oneself, is in danger.

With nearly half of millennials (the largest block of voters) saying they’d prefer socialism or communism to capitalism, and when even-keeled conservative writers like David French and Victor David Hansen and others talk of a current day civil war, it’s time to face the very real threat that we could indeed lose our republic and all the freedoms that go with it.

We’ve had a taste these last few years of what the world of the socialists/communists would look like: conservative speakers shut down and de-platformed, generally accompanied by violence from Antifa; Christians sued and businesses closed for acting in accordance with their beliefs; Republican leaders shot, sent ricin-filled letters, doxed, hounded and attacked in public; educators pushing explicit sex-ed and gender identity curriculum on kids and encouraging them to go around parents for help and advice; unelected officials going around voters to take freedoms away.

This is not the country Franklin and the founding fathers and mothers fought, bled, and died for. This is never who we were intended to be.

So vote.  Vote for the party that will preserve our freedoms.  Democrats have lost their way; you must vote Republican.  And when you have a choice of two Republicans as is the case in the County Council District 2 race, choose the candidate with the fiery passion for liberty and small government the founders shared — Elisabeth Veneman in this race.

Remember the words of another founding father, John Adams, and vote as though your freedom depends on it, “…Cities may be rebuilt, and a People reduced to Poverty, may acquire fresh Property:  But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.”

Julia Dawn Seaver
Vancouver

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