Editor:

Recently I mailed the following hand-written note to my Republican Congressional delegation. I offer the letter here as an open letter to Congressman Aderholt and Senator Shelby and the readers of The Arab Tribune.

I cast my first vote for Ronald Reagan’s run for a second term. I remember watching the television with pride back in 1987 as President Reagan, standing in West Berlin, called for Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down this wall!”

When the Berlin Wall came down I knew that the United States was the world leader.

Oh, how far we have fallen.

Oh, how the Republican Party has sold its soul.

I call for you to stand against President Trump as he destabilizes NATO, Europe, the Middle East and our nation.

Stand against Donald Trump as he hands power over to Vladimir Putin. Stand with American soldiers who have fought and died for our nation. Stand for our nation and our democracy.

Stand against President Trump as he makes a mockery of the U.S. Constitution, the legislative branch and the judicial branch.

Stand with our founding fathers who stood against tyranny to create our Constitution. Stand for the rule of law where no person stands above the law.

Stand against President Trump and the atrocities he has created on our southern border.

Stand with the millions of immigrants who founded and built this nation, and from whom the majority of Americans are descended.

Stand for a strong and diverse America that celebrates and draws strength from our differences.

We are at a dangerous crossroad in history. Standing with Trump will place you and your legacy on the wrong side of history.

Stand for the U.S. Constitution. Stand for a strong United States.

Open your eyes to what President Trump is doing to diminish and tear apart the United States of America.

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