To the editor:
In Russia, pro-democracy mobs are rioting against their dictator, Vladimir Putin. In the U.S., white-supremacist mobs are rioting to install a dictator who supports their conspiracy theories.
Americans have to decide whether they want a democracy that is supported by the Constitution or a government ruled by an autocrat. We are at a dangerous crossroad. We have Republican leaders who are cowering before QAnon-elected Congressional representatives.
President Biden stated, “When hatred goes unchecked, and when the checks and balances in government and society that protect fundamental freedoms are lost, violence and mass atrocities can result.”
Julie Stewart Ziesman