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Riding the storm

To the editor:

I became a subscriber to Marion County Record after the local Nazi storm troopers broke into your newspaper and your personal residence.

Over the years, I have collected articles about all sorts of things. An article written on Aug. 18, 1792, by Alexander Hamilton shows that back then the crazies were attacking our republic.

I read the article several years ago and realized that Hamilton was describing Donald Trump.

As Kansas is a red state, you probably cannot show this article without stones being thrown at your newspaper.

Keep up the good work. The other articles are food for thought.

K. Bruce Riddell
Omaha, Nebraska

Editor’s note: Risking stone-throwing but always wanting to encourage vigorous debate, here’s the quotation the letter writer mentions from Alexander Hamilton’s “Objections and Answers Respecting the Administration”:

“When a man unprincipled in private life, desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents . . . despotic in his ordinary demeanor, known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty — when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity, to join in the cry of danger to liberty, to take every opportunity of embarrassing the general government and bringing it under suspicion to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day — it may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.”

Last modified March 21, 2024