The Washington Post

An indictment of democracy


Alexia Korberg’s Sept. 10 Friday Opinion commentary, “Texas isn’t the first to empower the mob,” was a searing indictment of our democracy. The Mississipp­i ANTI-LGBTQ law should scare us all. Laws such as these chip away at our freedoms and, indeed, chip away at our democratic nation.

We cannot stand by when states attack our human rights, whether they be women’s right to choose or LBGTQ rights. We must not endorse “tattling on our neighbors” to collect money.

Is this where we want our nation to go? How can the United States call out other nations for civil rights abuses?

Debra Mcdonald, Washington

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