Letter: U.S. has become the laughing stock of the civilized world

To the editor:

I find it absolutely amazing that anyone can believe anything that our President Donald J. Trump has said regarding the election.

It is, and was, a known fact that the man is a pathological liar and has been his entire life. As my mother used to say about someone of lesser character, ‘That man would steal nickels out of a dead man’s eyes.’

At the very least, he is guilty of treason for all the effort he has put into trying to discredit our election security and procedures, not to mention that he has spent 4 years working against democracy and trying to make this great country into an autocracy with him in charge.

I cannot say with full confidence that I believe that the Biden/Harris ticket was the pick of the litter, but at least we (hopefully) will return to some respect for the rule of law and no longer will be the laughing stock of the civilized world.

This country has shown more hate and division as a result of the Trump rule than I have ever seen in my lifetime, and it was appalling to watch the relentless attacks on our institutions that have served us so well over the years. That is not to say they are above reproach, and improvements are always a goal.

I look forward to an adult being in charge and feel sorry for cable news not being able to look forward to the next ‘what did he do’ moment. I sincerely hope Congress will work together for the people of this land instead of fearing that they might say or do the wrong thing and get to hear Donald berate them. Just take a look at his record for standing by anyone (unless they are doing his bidding).

Ron Erickson

Rock Falls