Letters to the Editor

Letter: We are witnessing a kakistocracy of kleptocrats

To the Editor:

Here are Webster's Dictionary's definitions of the most lawless, unconstitutional and criminal administration in American history:

• Kakistocracy – Kak·i·sto·cra·cy – noun; government of, by and for the least qualified, most unprincipled and unscrupulous citizens.

• Kleptocrats – Klep·to·crats – noun; corrupt rulers who use political power to steal their own nation’s wealth and resources.

A few examples:

• A so-called president installed by and loyal to foreign adversaries and authoritarian despots. A proven pathological liar, with more than 10,200 documented lies; a conman, fraud and unindicted felon, AKA “Individual One,” dismantling our Constitution and rule of law.

• A fossil fuel lobbyist and climate change denialist, Andrew Wheeler, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, dismantling clean water, clean air and clean energy initiatives and protections.

• An embezzler, Wilbur Ross, as secretary of the Department of Commerce, with long ties to Deutsche and Cyprus bank Russian money launderers.

• A mortgage fraudster, Steve Mnuchin, as secretary of the Department of Treasury, who was fined $89 million for defrauding his own customers in a mortgage fraud scandal.

• The Amway pyramid scheme heiress, Betsy DeVos, who is dismantling and defunding public education to funnel taxpayers' money to for-profit institutions with no regard for teachers or students. 

• A corrupt attorney general, William Barr, who mastered his technique of obfuscation, public deception and sweeping away presidential crimes in his 1992 cover-up of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush felonies in the Iran-Contra scandal. Today he works for President Donald Trump.

• The nepotism of unqualified family members, illegitimately granted top-secret security clearances to the disgust of carrier FBI and CIA professionals, who are selling off American diplomacy to foreign oligarchs in order to fund their struggling real estate investments.

• Rounded out by a Supreme Court of five Koch brother federalist society-appointed justices.

Sadly, the fact that one-third of Americans brainwashed by the Reich-wing propaganda machine spearheaded by Fox News, One America News Network, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Breitbart News Network and AM hate radio still support this transnational crime syndicate masquerading as our federal government proves the ethical, moral, legal, fiscal and constitutional depravity of our fellow residents is as appalling as the Trump crime family and the complicit Republican Congress Americans are duped to support and defend.

Bob Janz

McHenry

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