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Thank you for this, Bill, and for not limiting comments to paid subscribers. (It's the height of arrogance--and exclusion--to expect people to read an entire article but then not be able to comment. But never mind.)

I'm all for cutting back to help a war effort, but then I was eight years old when WWII ended, and I can still remember how excited I was to be able to smash tin cans and tie up newspapers and buy Liberty Stamps to turn into Liberty Bonds and to eat everything on my plate because kids like me were starving and how could I be so uncaring? I took helping my country seriously, and I still do.

I wish I could say our country will come together in such an emergency, but I know better now. Before that madman, Trump, settled in and caused the kind of chaos he could only dream about before, I might have thought differently, but we're a country divided and I have no intention of capitulating to THEM.

So here's the thing, Bill. I'm 84 years old and I'm not done yet. I've been opinionating for more than 40 years, and I guarantee you've never heard of me. But I have plenty to say and not much time to say it. I've read your piece; now I'd like it if you read something of mine.

Thank you. https://ramonagrigg.substack.com/p/when-democracies-fall-to-fascism?s=w

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