The Republican Party has been working very hard to convince us that it is the party of reason and responsibility, that the citizens of this country and their reunification are its main, driving force.

We have seen how nearly half the population is willing to ignore verifiable evidence and swallow daily platefuls of falsehoods thanks to the ex-president, so perhaps Republicans will succeed with half of the citizens. That half will disremember the facts that tax breaks of recent years lowered income tax rates, especially for higher-income Americans, and it lowered the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% to aid trickle-down prosperity.

Forget that conservatives were unwilling to help suffering, hungry American families survive with a little dignity by allowing them to receive checks paid for with their own tax dollars during this pandemic.

Republicans do not believe in accountability for themselves. Is this what should be taught in history class in our schools? Will we find quotes by famous men and women praising dishonesty and deceit?

What did George Washington say about his efforts to excuse himself and get off the hook? He said, “99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”

Andrew Tasker, Lewiston

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