I have been a Republican for over 40 years, though this allegiance has been tested in recent years. The party I supported espoused free trade, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and personal integrity. Sadly, today’s Republican Party has strayed from most of these principles so far as to become unrecognizable. Republicans in Congress have stood mute while our president ignores these principles. Recently, he launched a slanderous attack on John McCain, a patriot who has suffered much for, and given much to, this country. I looked for refutations from Republicans for this outrage, but mostly heard silence.
I wrote my congressman, Rob Wittman, about it, but received only a standard non-responsive answer. When will the Republican Party decide to again stand up like principled people with integrity?
James W. Fox