Shocked at demise of US democ­racy

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, Sir: FOR YEARS, the United States has pro­claimed it­self the finest democ­racy in the world, a shin­ing city on a hill, a na­tion that wel­comed im­mi­grants with open arms, a coun­try sup­pos­edly of im­pec­ca­ble val­ues and po­lit­i­cal ci­vil­ity.

In­stead of this glow­ing ré­sumé, the world is wit­ness­ing a steady flow of po­lit­i­cal sewage and de­spi­ca­ble be­hav­iour that even star­tles the Ku Klux Klan. The world has been bom­barded with the vit­riol of the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee, who de­clares that the Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee is a liar, a fraud and a traitor who should be locked up.

On the other hand, the Demo­cratic nom­i­nee has la­belled the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee a liar, a fraud and a hyp­ocrite un­pre­pared for the pres­i­dency of the United States.

The world is aghast at the un­rav­el­ling of po­lit­i­cal so­bri­ety and the cloud of nas­ti­ness to which we have been ex­posed.

The ci­vil­ity and po­lit­i­cal de­cency of a great coun­try have now been trans­formed into a dump. R. OS­CAR LOFTERS Kingston 8

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