Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

Posted 8/11/22

I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning …

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Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

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I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning a three-game series with the high-flying Mets. But I know that the Nats will represent the National League in this year’s World Series. The reason for my absolute confidence on this point is that the Nats actually won 35 of the 68 games people say they lost. I will soon provide proof about those stolen wins. My belief is everything.

Do you find my belief absurd? If so, does this absurdity about baseball mirror that of 2020 election deniers, the millions of Republicans who believe the Biden election victory was stolen from Trump?

Of course, I have no proof at all, let alone theories, about the Nats’ baseball loses. Likewise, the election deniers have no proof at all about the “stolen” election, and their theories are hot air.

Those who actually believe the Big Lie have been gulled. Those who spread the Big Lie are undemocratic liars. To claim that Joe Biden is not our duly-elected president is as foolish as claiming that the earth is flat — absolute and utter nonsense.

As another election cycle begins, every candidate for any state or national office must be asked about the Big Lie, yea or nay.

To vote for any election denier is an act of real ignorance or grave mischief. End of story — and, as of today, it’s the end of Juan Soto as a member of the Nats.

Will Newman

Tiverton

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