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Gov. Bill Lee's actions getting close to treason?

It is deeply troubling that Gov. Bill Lee continues to fail to acknowledge the results of the presidential election. The Supreme Court is not required to rule on elections and, indeed, no lower court has found merit in the baseless accusations being made by the Trump administration.

According to the Trump-appointed attorney general, no evidence has been found to alter the will of the people in the November election. Homeland Security has also determined that this was the most secure election ever held in the United States. Gov. Lee and others are buying into the conspiracy theories and outright lies that the Trump administration is pushing outside of the courts. In being a party to this, Gov. Lee and other GOP elected officials are undermining our electoral process and our Constitution as well as skating dangerously close to treason. They should be held accountable for their reckless behavior.

Dr. Rick Mathis

Hixson

 

Value Goldberg's candor on lawsuit

It was a surprise to see on the right-side editorial page of Saturday's TFP Jonah Goldberg's expression of disgust with the Texas attorney general's lawsuit. Goldberg concludes his piece by saying, "[The lawsuit] is an act of cynical, unpatriotic, undemocratic, hypocrisy unrivaled in American history, a pure power play. It is shameful. Infuriatingly shameful." Fortunately, the Supreme Court agreed.

As unlikely as it may be, one can hope that those members of Congress — the ones who abandoned all principles and out of fear of retribution from soon-to-be ex-President Donald Trump joined the Texas AG's lawsuit — will receive their retribution at the ballot box come next election. No doubt, there will be much flag-waving and Constitution pounding by those incumbents. Hypocrisy? An understatement.

Richard Gossett

 

GOP wants to keep platform of power

I'm 74. In junior high school, during a classroom discussion in the 1960s, our teacher pointed out that, in Russia, they didn't have elections like we have in our democratic America. Following a question, he answered that "they just fight it out." That sounded humorous, and we all laughed. But it kept me wondering how that could work, and until this Republican administration, I didn't fully understand. Now I do.

This GOP, simply put, is a platform of power that has been building up to for decades. Ruthless power is what they want, what they had with Trump and what they are willing to fight to keep. Even though they fairly lost this presidential election, they continue fighting tooth and nail to overturn it, even though there is no substantive evidence to justify it. Just never-ending lies and accusations. Thank goodness, our courts, respectful of law and our Constitution, have kept us, so far, from becoming a Stalinist state.

John S. Winesett

Lakesite, Tennessee

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