I WAS IN SHOCK at this editorial (Field Notes, Jan. 21, 2021, The Canadian Record). Speaking of the inauguration you comment, “At last, for some of us, it was welcome news.” I have respected your liberal views; you were always fair and publishing my letters, and I gained in respect for you. I knew your dad, and my dad and he enjoyed their arguments at the Killarney Cafe. Most of all, he and I would take up arms to defend your right to express those views. Now it is evident that you are either very naive or complicit in believing and perpetuating the lies that have abounded from your party leaders. Now we see, beyond a doubt, that the concerted effort to do away with our Constitutional rights is in full swing. Almost everything you and the Demo-Socialist party have accused President Trump and the Republican Party of being guilty of, your leaders have been guilty of those very things. The Communist axiom, “If you tell a lie often enough, people will begin to believe it.” That defines the last four years of hate and spite that we the American people have had to endure. Already our freedom of speech is threatened, beginning on our college/university campuses. Now, the media are being told what to say and what to refuse. Preachers are being told what they must not preach, never mind the Bible. Now you will get what you want; with it, the government will control what you can write.