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THE PATRIOT ACT

An open letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan explaining why he must denounce Donald Trump

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MR. SPEAKER, History rarely presents the opportunity to prove our character. Usually, we stumble through an election year, caught up in petty bickering and the occasional raging controversy that soon fades from public consciousness. Few people today can identify Quemoy and Matsu, even though they were major issues in the Kennedy-Nixon presidential race of 1960. What about the Guaranteed Access Plan? Debategate? Or list any of the other bursts of fire that streak across the firmament every four years, issues that seem so important but soon burn out and are forgotten.

This is not one of those years, Mr. Speaker. These are dangerous times for America and the world. What America does in this election will affect our allies, our enemies, our children.

As youths, many of us read in history books about people who stood by and allowed horrors to unfold, and assured ourselves we would have challenged demagogues, regardless of the consequences. Now we are adults and face our first real chance to prove that. And so, Mr. Speaker, I ask you—in the first of a series of open letters to you over the next few weeks about the dangers posed by Donald Trump and his many secrets— to do what you know you must: Condemn your party’s presidential candidate. Condemn Trump as someone who does not represent the values of the Republican Party nor America. Condemn him as a danger to the United States.

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