With whom do you stand? It’s a fair question. After all, we’re known by the company we keep. 

Do you stand with those who respect the Rule of Law and those who responsibly enforce it? Or do you stand with those who condone mob-driven anarchy, who would defund, handicap and even abolish law enforcement because of the mistakes of a few? 

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(7) comments

Quincy Adams

I find the tone of Mr. Volz’s letter insulting and full of preposterous straw man arguments.

A more relevant question in the era of Trump is whether or not we want to preserve our struggle to protect a 244 year old democracy and our Constitution along with its checks and balances... or do we want to go down the path of letting a fascist authoritarian continue to tear down the pillars of our democracy and its institutions replacing it with the divisive inept leadership of a tin pot wanna be dictator.

Anyone paying attention, it is an obvious choice. It’s hard to believe a nation, as strong a beacon of freedom and hope as the United States that has endured and overcome so much in its long history, is now threatened by the poor judgment and false choices presented in letters such as this and other like minded Trump defenders.

At one time, prior to the 2016 presidential election, Mr. Volz actually acknowledged the psychopathic dishonesty of Trump in one of his Letters to the Editor.

Now...backing Trump as a great leader after 3 ½ years of all his lying dishonesty and corruption is difficult to comprehend.

Jack McKinney

It’s unfortunate. Over the years I have come to understand that while Don and I disagree on a few things I have always respected his passion for his beliefs. However, by choosing to present his arguments in a fallacious manner (false equivalency), he’s not winning any points.

Bruce Carpenter

I clearly understand where you have chosen to stand. However, I believe you have mischaracterized the choices available.

Rita Wittwer

Interesting how the author includes those with the right to peacefully protest with others who did the destruction, doesn’t understand 400 years of systemic racism, how police have used unnecessary force to end the lives of Black men, and how the Supreme Court ruled in 1985 that it was illegal to use deadly force on a person fleeing without probable cause. Law and order is one thing, but ruthless killing is another. Until those in the police force recognize that there are white supremacists in their midst, law and order will only apply to Blacks and other minorities.

I agree with the author on one statement. Vote. Please vote for equality, humanity, civility, our democratic traditions, and the Constitution.

Ron Green

I echo Rita's remarks, Additionally, the following in paramount: "A more relevant question in the era of Trump is whether or not we want to preserve our struggle to protect a 244 year old democracy and our Constitution along with its checks and balances... or do we want to go down the path of letting a fascist authoritarian continue to tear down the pillars of our democracy and its institutions replacing it with the divisive inept leadership of a tin pot wanna be dictator."

Myra Lovelace

It’s completely clear where the author stands.

No room for error, no room for compromise, no room for competing views.

Bob Page

Perfectly said Don. The choice is simple for me.

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