Letter: We must remove the cancer that plagues America

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cars line up to drops off their ballot at the drop-off location in Lehi, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Can a society get cancer? It has cancer if:

  1. It denies free and fair election results.

  2. Hundreds of millions of Americans are armed, some with assault weapons.

  3. FBI employees’ lives are threatened for executing a lawful search warrant.

  4. Americans deny the crimes leading up to Jan. 6, in spite of abundant evidence.

  5. Society embraces book banning and laws prevent teaching history of oppression of people of color.

  6. The Supreme Court and the “religious right’' want to control women’s reproductive decisions.

  7. Society and politicians choose not to protect our most vulnerable citizens.

  8. Health care and adequate housing is not made available for all.

  9. The rich are not required to pay their fair share of taxes.

  10. Laws are passed limiting people’s ability to vote.

  11. Lies and distortions are rampant on right-wing media.

  12. People who claim to be Christians, do not follow the teachings of Jesus.

  13. Some people talk about American exceptionalism, in spite of the above.

We are this society! We must remove this cancer by voting only for Democrats in this fall’s elections, at all levels of government.

Mark Rothacher, Salt Lake City

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