I wish to share the letter that I just sent to Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio and Neil Dunn with my neighbors. Now is the time for all of us to stand up and express what we believe in.

Boko Haram kidnapped, separated and hid girls and children from their families and the world was aghast and hunted for months for the terrorized victims. Putin, Kim Jong Un, Mussolini, and Hitler separated people from their families and put them in concentration camps for political reasons and the world was aghast. I fail to see the difference from those vicious policies and the policy our present administration is pursuing.

It is time we all stood up to this administration and its tyrannical would-be autocrat that we somehow mistakenly elected and allowed to roll over the rule of law in our great country. Please do all in your power to bring our country back to the nation of democracy that makes us the envy of all free nations.

For the record, I am of Irish descent, a Christian, a citizen of the US, 84 years old and have voted in every election since I became eligible as a young man.

Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me. (Matthew 25:40)

Tom Loughridge

Apalachicola