It’s not only those in the political world who are terrified by the prospect of Donald Trump becoming President. Now we have some 450 writers and authors who penned an open letter stating in concrete terms why they are opposed to the Trump candidacy.
Here’s the letter, which was originally posted on LitHub:
“Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power;
“Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled disagreement, and achieves consensus through reasoned debate;
“Because American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another;
“Because the history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies;
“Because the search for justice is predicated on a respect for the truth;
“Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader;
“Because neither wealth nor celebrity qualifies anyone to speak for the United States, to lead its military, to maintain its alliances, or to represent its people;
“Because the rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response;
“For all these reasons, we, the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.”
The letter is also a petition, meaning that anyone can add their name to the open letter by going here and letting these writers know you agree with and support their statements.
It’s time we take on Donald Trump in every way imaginable. He must be defeated and sent back to his penthouse with his tail between his legs. We have the power, and our votes are what will overcome this monster.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.