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Reader Opinion: The price you pay

The Republican Party will have to reinvent itself with conservatives that can act with integrity and honor and respect the Constitution as public servants and not party minions.

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Donald Trump remains the de facto leader of the Republican party and what he does and says is Republican gospel. This is what happens when our elected officials represent a person or a party and not their constituents. As a Republican-in-limbo I'm smart enough not to fall for the GOP's bill of goods and dumb enough to believe that Americans, even Republicans, would care about America and the Constitution.

Memory takes the backseat to our bank accounts as voters today seem more devoted to their cash than their country. Can inflation be so dire, so insurmountable that it's more important than accountability for the Jan. 6 attack? Or what about the theft of top secret documents or the Big Lie and GOP's continuing efforts to derail democracy? Inflation (banking/Wall Street), crime (assault weapons/guns/drugs), border security (immigration) and energy (climate/pollution) have been sidestepped in Congress for the last 50 years. These things are not new but the GOP would have you believe that they are and it's only the Democrats who are to blame. Big money controls the GOP so bone up on your politics before you vote and let the genie out of the bottle on Nov. 8. It is far less dangerous to face a few years of a liberal majority than decades attempting to resurrect a hijacked democracy.

The Republican Party will have to reinvent itself with conservatives that can act with integrity and honor and respect the Constitution as public servants and not party minions.

Louie Hoffmann

Brainerd

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