For many years, I have wondered why the population of Germany would allow a psychopathic liar like Adolf Hitler to turn their country into a dictatorship. However, living in the U.S. the last five years has helped me understand how a democratic country could retrograde into a dictatorship.

Now I wonder why so many U.S. citizens seek to trade our democratic form of government for a dictatorship, possibly similar to that of Germany in the 1930s. There must be some rational reasons that I am not aware of. Hopefully, we will begin to realize that results of elections during 2022 and 2024 could possibly be the last elections that provide us with actual choices. Dictatorships seldom, if ever, provide elections with actual choices. These same dictatorships also have very little use for honest, independent news media, including newspapers.

Roger W. Gustafson, Rochester

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