Letter: Hold the religion in our democratic experiment

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The British author G.Ok. Chesterton noticed that the issue when individuals lose religion is just not that they then imagine in nothing however that they are going to imagine in something.

Sadly, it appears too a lot of our fellow residents have misplaced religion in a totally participatory democratic course of with equal rights for everybody. They’ve turned as an alternative towards conspiracy theories, hateful disinformation, and a marketing campaign to achieve and maintain energy that I feel profoundly violates our democratic values and practices.

Led by former President Donald Trump, too many Republicans appear dedicated to self-serving falsehoods — e.g. that the 2020 election was “stolen” — in addition to assaults in opposition to factual