Opinion From a Former Judge

By The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
December 5, 2021 Updated: December 5, 2021

I am a student of law whose age is 85. My first year of college was 68 years ago. One class I took was political science. A half-page of my textbook essentially outlined a few steps to overturn a democracy:

Divide the nation philosophically.

Foment racial strife.

Cause distrust of police authority.

Swarm the nation’s borders indiscriminately and unconstitutionally.

Engender the military strength to weaken it.

Overburden citizens with more unfair taxation.

Encourage civil rioting and discourage accountability for all crime

Control all balloting.

Control all media.

What was printed in 1954 as a possible diabolic nightmare has become an emerging reality. I hope that Americans will unite enough to pen a good finish – Go dwelling.

 

Keith M. Alber

California