Violet is correct; fascism not ‘great’

Violet is correct; fascism not ‘great’

While Arlene Violet opened her recent column, “America’s values are slipping away” (July 6-11) with the observation she didn’t “expect many…to agree with this column,” I found myself in total agreement. Violet concisely enumerated each and every one of the techniques being employed by the current president and his enablers at Fox News and beyond to achieve his twisted agenda. The fact that 42 percent of people polled agree with his false concept of patriotism is the real cause of our American values “slipping away.” It is past time to wake up and realize this is not making America great again. The bottom-line is there is nothing about turning America into a fascist state that will make America “great” in any respect. Such a turn will do quite the opposite, and Violet has done us all a great service by having the courage to point this out.

Michael Russo

North Scituate