After the shutdown debacle, there is a simple message that has been true for generations and its needs to be remembered. Republicans represent big business and the very rich. I am old enough to bear witness that the poorer areas of Fresno suffer when the Republicans are in office. Yards are neglected and neighborhoods decline. There are fewer opportunities for working people.
When Democrats are in power, neighborhoods blossom with fewer kids in trouble and there are more opportunities for working people. Greg Wittenborn's extreme right-wing letter on Oct. 18 is an example of the myopic perspective of the people who are most dangerous to the country at this time.
Germany in the 1940s was a democracy and an extreme right-wing government gained power. We used to hear people say "if you knew Hitler was going to do what he did, would you kill him?" No one would advocate killing, but rational people need to turn away from extreme right-wing policies that would damage western civilization. Remember, the life you save may be your own family's.