Letter: GOP Viewpoint missed the mark

The GOP Viewpoint by Bob Hebert, provided by the Republican Town Committee to The Ridgefield Press (May 17, 2018), is a very one-sided view of who was responsible for the upheaval and violence that occurred in the nation some 50 years ago.

Mr. Hebert appears to attribute the unrest to our nation’s Democratic political leaders at that time, Senator Robert Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon Johnson, and Senator Eugene McCarthy. He suggests we can change and fix it, “Together. With respect. With patience. With humility.” And most important, with “a set of political discourse principles grounded in ethics, civility and respect.”

Mr. Hebert fails to mention two of our must onerous and corrupt presidents, Republicans Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, the former resigning in disgrace to avoid impeachment and the latter with over 3,000 fake, misleading and demeaning statements since becoming president. Mr. Hebert ends his commentary by quoting Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s speech at the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, where Kushner proposes “it is possible that all people can live in peace — safe from danger, free from fear.”

Mr. Hebert forgot to mention that during Kushner’s speech over 50 protesters lost their lives. I do agree with Mr. Hebert when he wrote that “Ridgefield be an example for other communities.”

However, I expect we do not agree on by whom and how this can be accomplished.

PA Torzilli

Old Sib Road, May 21