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We need two American political parties


In 1861 Gen. Grant wrote this to his father as he decided where to place his allegiance: “There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots. And I want hereafter to be ranked with the latter and, I trust, the stronger party.”

The Republican Party today is not the Party of Lincoln; it is the Party of Trump who continues to promote the Big Lie that he won the 2020 presidential election.

I agree with President Biden that we must unite this divided country and work in a bipartisan manner to address the critical problems this nation faces.

I understand that heated partisanship is an impediment to our common progress. I admire Congresswoman Liz Cheney, with whom I disagree strongly on almost every policy issue, for her political courage in defending our democracy.

Steve Cickay, Newtown

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