Letter to the editor: Being clear about accountability

Posted 2/25/21

 

I am not quite sure what Michael Alcorn was trying to say in his column of 02/18. I am in agreement with him that we as citizens need to hold all officeholders, from local to national, …

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Letter to the editor: Being clear about accountability

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I am not quite sure what Michael Alcorn was trying to say in his column of 02/18. I am in agreement with him that we as citizens need to hold all officeholders, from local to national, accountable. Is that not what the majority in the House of Representative who voted to impeach Mr. Trump and the majority of the Senate that voted to convict him were trying to do? 
He also made several other statements that left me scratching my head: That Mr. Trump’s term was not unique? What other American president refused to accept the results of an election in which he was defeated and tried with the help of a mob he incited to stop the certification of it? That a politician is not capable of “changing the world with the stroke their pen or turn of their phrase”? Does he mean to imply that the many actions and words of Mr, Trump didn’t matter? 
I agree that after these four long years of disunity inspired by the words and actions of Mr. Trump, we as a nation need to work towards unity, but there must be accountability as well. Not only for the former president, but for the people in our community that try to be thought leaders, whether they be politicians or newspaper columnists.
Sharon Moddelmog,
Arvada

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