Reply to John Davis
To the Editor:
In regard to Mr. John Davis’s article in the Citizen on June 20.
Believe it or not, I was pleased once again to hear from Mr. Davis.
In the realm of political discourse it would seem to me that Mr. Davis’s presentation represents just another instance of the frenzied type Republican rhetoric that is wrought with factual distortion, vague and unsubstantiated demeaning innuendo, personal insults, and questionable truthfulness.
In the last segment of his presentation Mr. Davis made reference to gun control in the year 1935, obviously in Germany. He states that then the police came for the Jews, Gypsies, gays, and anyone else deemed a threat to his dictatorship. I am not sure what he was alluding to by that revelation but I am sure that it would be regarded as a more prudent presentation if he would come right out in plain English and say who he is accusing, and exactly what it is that he is accusing them of.
In the realm of collective public opinion, volatile-type rhetoric is inclined to be more damning to the credibility of the one that uses it than it is to the person that it is used against.