LETTER: Where are principled leaders today?

Ridgefielders' letters to the editor should be emailed to: news@theridgefieldpress.com. The writer of this letter provides information in this letter about his voting party a week after something happened, and also asks these two questions:

Ridgefielders' letters to the editor should be emailed to: news@theridgefieldpress.com. The writer of this letter provides information in this letter about his voting party a week after something happened, and also asks these two questions: “What is a citizen to do, and where are principled leaders today?”

Macklin Reid / Hearst Connecticut Media

Editor:

Republican voters, I feel sorry for you. Who would have suspected that conservative Republican National leaders would act as minions to a leader who is so demonizing and endangering our democracy?

There is precedent. In 1973, President Nixon realized that the Watergate investigation was becoming too close to revealing illegal actions by his minions. So, he ordered the U.S. Attorney General, Elliott Richardson, to fire the Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. As a man of high principle, D.A. Richardson resigned rather than obey this tyrannical order.

The Monday after the final actual firing of Cox by a new D.A., at the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre", I drove to the County Clerk's Office and changed voting registration from Republican to Independent. What is a citizen to do, and where are principled leaders today?"

Robert ”Bob” Lenz

120-44 Prospect St.

Ridgefield, Nov. 20