Once Upon A Time . . .There Was A Republican Party

Andrew D Ellis
2 min readAug 30, 2019

As a young man, I worked for Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. (R-Tn), and was proud to do so. He was a thoughtful, decent man with rock-solid moral principles that informed his thinking and his actions. He spoke truth to power and defended the Constitution against assault, even by members of his own party. Sadly, he would no longer be welcome in what passes today as the Republican Party.

Once upon a time . . .

Republicans supported democracies and opposed dictatorships.

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