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Both political parties to blame

To the editor:

It seems Mr. Chasse is still at it with his usual one-sided ramblings condemning those nasty conservative Republicans. I usually don’t pay much attention to what he has to say, but one sentence he wrote caught my eye in his last contribution to the Times.

“Fear is a human emotion that has been for the last 30 years, and still is, used by conservative Republicans, corporations and billionaires to manipulate American citizens into realizing their conservative ideological, economic and political beliefs and agendas.’’

Following is a verbatim quote by an up and coming Democrat in the House of Reps. ‘’The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” My question to you, Mr. Chasse, is: Does that statement, by a Democrat, fit into your definition of using fear to accomplish an ideological agenda?

A small group of Democrat billionaires donated $226 million to outside groups in the 2018 midterm elections. This spending helped the Democrats win back the House. I mention this as one small bit of proof that Mr. Chasse is right about billionaires and their influence over elections. Probably not the proof he wants to hear, but proof nonetheless.

I offer a revised version of Mr. Chasse’s sentence about fear mentioned above that I think is closer to the truth: Fear is a human emotion used by Democrats, Republicans, corporations and billionaires to manipulate American citizens into realizing their ideological agendas. 

What do you think, Mr. Chasse? Can you open your mind wide enough to admit that both political parties are to blame for many of the problems we face in America today?   I don’t expect an answer but I feel better for having asked the question.

Walter Crean
Madawaska

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