If the leader of your country can't be trusted to tell the truth, then you have a false leader and a threat to democracy.
Republicans no longer support the conservative ideals they once fought for. Like supporters of historically reviled autocrats, Republicans now give their support to a personality, an aberration, a chimera. Cherished institutions, a shared set of principles and established truths no longer apply.
We are in a dark time in America. Even if President Donald Trump is soundly defeated, his supporters won't simply disappear. The fight for the soul of this country will continue.
Stacy Anderson, Madison
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