Unfortunately, Michael Gerson's liberal attack on honest patriots is very suave and persuasive ("Issuing threats for political purposes only poisons patriotism," June 14). Is defending the Constitution "not recognizably conservative" as he claims? Is seeing danger before it arrives "noxious, dishonest and dishonorable"? And who is "questioning the legitimacy of our government"? No one.
Instead, we are — and should be — questioning and decrying the illegitimate exercise of authority by leaders within our government. Being alert to these abuses is not "breathless exaggeration" as Gerson claims, for the facts, human nature and history speak for themselves — eventually. Wind, ominous clouds and thunder should be acknowledged, Gerson, not denied.
- Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Shurtleff,...
- Jay's Jokes: Trump's true identity is Batman
- In our opinion: Utah's unique response to the...
- Mia Love: We are the pioneers of our day
- Ralph Becker: Reaching for the best of the...
- George F. Will: Adding Pence the pliable to...
- My view: Supporting Utah's public education...
- Charles Krauthammer: Notes from Cleveland:...
- Richard Davis: What will Americans... 38
- My view: Supporting Utah's public... 36
- In our opinion: Despite alarming shift... 34
- Mia Love: We are the pioneers of our day 30
- Letter: Acting presidential 26
- Letter: Cruz took a stand 25
- My view: Reform coal leasing policies... 22
- My view: Drafting women a threat to... 17