If al-Qaida terrorists restricted voting districts and denied the voting rights of ordinary American people, making it more difficult for them to vote, they would be arrested, charged with terrorist acts and imprisoned. Republicans carry out the same terrorist acts and get away with it. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida terrorists took billions of dollars from a handful of big-money donors to brainwash the American public into voting for them, using lies, deceit and misrepresentation, they would be arrested, charged with a terrorist act and imprisoned. Republicans carry out these same terrorist acts and get away with them. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida terrorists crushed the earning ability of poverty stricken American families, denying them any increase in the minimum wage that would buy them food and health care, they would be arrested, charged with terrorist acts and imprisoned. Republicans carry out these same terrorist acts and get away with them. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida terrorists were giving tax breaks to the super-rich and accepting funding from corporate interests to write enforceable laws against the best interests of the American electorate, they would be arrested, charged with terrorist acts and imprisoned. Republicans carry out these same terrorist acts and get away with them. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida, terrorists denied all tax increases for corporations, Wall Street bankers and the rich whilst demanding a greater contribution and sacrifice from the poor, they would be arrested, charged with terrorist acts and imprisoned. Republicans carry out these same terrorist acts and get away with it. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida, terrorists put their ideology above the needs of the American people, slandering others for the problems they caused, whilst ignoring all pleas for equality of opportunity and scuttling every attempt to legislatively remedy the situation, they would be arrested, charged with a terrorist act and imprisoned. Republicans carry out the same terrorist acts and get away with them. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida terrorists denied the will of the majority of the electorate, destroyed every opportunity for the economy to grow, condoned corporate and banking crimes against the public interest to go unpunished, they would be arrested, charged with terrorist acts and imprisoned. Republicans carry out the same terrorist acts and get away with them. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida terrorists secretly engaged in writing right wing laws to help corporate power take over American democracy, they would be arrested, charged with a terrorist act and imprisoned. Republicans carry out these same terrorist acts and get away with them. Is that OK?

If al-Qaida terrorists left millions of people hungry and millions of them were children, they would be arrested, charged with a terrorist act and imprisoned. Republicans carry out these same terrorist acts and get away with them. Is that OK?

The reasonable deduction is that Republicans are an al-Qaid-style insurgent terrorist organization, hell-bent on taking down the elected government and getting control of the White House no matter what the cost to the American people. Since Obama was elected, they have blocked every piece of legislation that might create more jobs, expand opportunities in education and infrastructure or help the unemployed. Previously, Republicans spent the country into the worst recession since the Great Depression, taking America to war on false information, costing the lives of thousands upon thousands of innocent people. Today they deny health care to millions, including veterans, they cut food stamps for the poor and shut down the government “on principle,” wasting $8.5 billion of taxpayer money.

Millionaire Republican members of the Supreme Court decided corporations are “people” too, determining corporate money is speech, effectively allowing corporations more speech than voters. Their action enables billionaires like Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers to use their money to impose their will on those who can’t defend themselves, suffocating the will of the majority of voters in both state and national elections by grossly manipulating and poisoning the public mind with lies, deceit, misrepresented information and false advertising. They are destructive, subversive predators, terrorizing voters with fear and uncertainty designed to override their own best interest.

Republicans maintain mountainous tax breaks for the super-rich and the big corporations who fund their campaigns, thus increasing the national debt beyond all comprehension, whilst blaming and vigorously attacking the opposition for ruining the economy.

American apathy seems to have surrendered to Republican obstructionism, denying the reality of their terrorist agenda. Opposition politicians, intimidated by the Republican insurgency, accept it as “unfortunate” instead of calling out their continuous destructiveness as terrorism. The very fabric of America democracy is being sold out to the benefit of the super-rich and the corporate elite.

The Republicans, like other terrorist organizations, are self-justifying. They do not care about the lives they ruin or the people they hurt; they are determined to get their way. They have no compassion for you or your American dream. If elected to both houses, they will reconfigure the entire voting system to ensure they will never be voted out of office again and they will merge state and corporate power. Is that OK?


Christopher Judges is a resident of Ventura.