Tim Wood

Please choose the truth over hate, lies in midterms

By Tim Wood

Back on January 13, 2021 I had the extreme hope that Donald Trump would be impeached on the charge of “Incitement of Insurrection.” I knew he was guilty, I had seen it myself on live TV.

Prior to the congressional vote I had emailed some of his key congressional supporters (as most people say you should, if you want your congress person to take a proper course). I wrote to Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, Mo Brooks, Tom Cotton, Joe Manchin and Mitch McConnell. I thought I could appeal to the guilt they must have felt during that January.

I was asking in a very polite way for them to simply do the right thing and impeach this wayward, D-List, television has-been. I received “bot” letters back from them all, explaining why their views were steadfast and anti-impeachment. Then, to add insult to injury, I later found I was on Graham’s and Trump’s mail-in campaign lists, soliciting donations. I knew then that none of them had read my entreatments.

Trump’s 2024 campaign letterhead states simply, “President Donald J. Trump” in big, bold font and this is the very first line of that letter: “The Liberal elites, the Fake News Media and the Marxist Democrats hate America – and they hate you.” One can imagine the rest.

Graham’s letterhead simply read “Senator Lindsey Graham,” also in big, bold font. The first couple lines from his campaign letter are: “I’m not one to mince words, so I’ll get right to the point. Our way of life – our freedom, our security, and our hope for a prosperous future – will be at risk if Republicans fail to capture control of the United States Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.”

His went on ranting about how anyone that does not agree with him must be against Trump’s vision for America; Apparently, many of us are socialists, baby killers and leftist-radicals who wish to undo all

the wonderful accomplishments brought by the Trump administration. Graham specifically cited examples like the border wall and Trump’s immigration policies, many which became travesties. And a border wall, by the way, that does nothing but harm nature as it blows up hills and mountains, wasting millions, if not billions, of dollars along the way.

I am very tired of feeling I’m being called out as a socialist and a radical for supporting proper and necessary social initiatives and programs, wanting extended gun controls, advocating for the personal rights of women and people of color, as well as supporting teachers and front-line workers advocating for a true, “living wage.”

I’m tired of feeling I’m being accused of destroying America when all I want is truth, justice, respect for the rule of law, as well as respecting one another and not buying into “The Big (Sinful) Lie.”

Most of all I’m tired of witnessing a minority of politicians, being the obstructionist group of congressmen (and judges) they are, continually thwarting the progressive work that a majority of American citizens want and need.

When, as one who researches these obstructionist’s actions knows, you soon come to realize that they are the ones that are doing all they can do to actually “rig the system,” not any of the progressives or any politician that would prefer a bipartisan, working government or folks like me that simply wouldn’t stoop to constant lies and fear mongering to get it.

Yes, we are now facing inflation, but this is mostly due to the war in Ukraine’s affect on gas and fuel and the Chinese lockdowns stifling the supply of consumer goods, not President Biden’s policies. Science has proven that many people will believe what they need to believe in, even when the lies they accept as truth are proven to be lies.

That’s why people still displaying Trump banners will never see the truth, and that fact no longer angers me. But it makes me worried and sad because it has divided our citizenry to a point that I am unable to recognize “our” county any more, I’m at a loss. I’m at a loss because I see a political party putting political exploitation above national interest. They are that desperate for control and to promote their own, narrow ideology.

I’m hoping and praying that we will experience a firm denial for the present, distorted Republican party in the midterms. If this denial does not happen, our country will proceed into stepping further backward, even more than we already have.

Please do not continue to support politicians that no longer stand for truth and justice and instead know only how to spread hate, fear and lies, just as they have stated in their campaign letters.

Tim and Kristy Wood moved to Beaufort in 1974. He worked as a carpenter in both restoration and new home construction, as well as operating a shop specializing in custom woodwork, Wood on Wood Specs. He is semi-retired, involved with fine woodworking and sits on the City of Beaufort Zoning Board of Appeals.

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