Letters: Donald Trump creates chaos that threatens democracy; Election Day; immaturity

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Donald Trump is the master of chaos

Chaos: A state of utter confusion, according to Merriam-Webster. In a word, that’s Donald Trump, for he is the master of chaos. That’s how he operates and how he avoids commitment. A legion of lawyers stands by to defend that chaos.

The daily news cycle changes from one minute to another whenever he’s involved. Nothing gets solved, only reported. He floats one red herring after another, making it difficult to keep track of goings-on until chaos is all that’s left.

Trump created far-reaching chaos in our election system by repeatedly spreading doubt on its validity. This chaos is aimed at the backbone of democracy.

He fostered a chaotic administration that was a revolving door of leadership, thus providing for no oversight or continuity. The classified documents at Mar-a-Lago were stored in unsafe disarray — again, chaos.

Still today, much of his rhetoric is calculated and ambiguous to avoid responsibility. Check out the cagey words he used in his Jan. 6, 2021, speech. He has mastered the art of deceptive speech — it’s always subtle, never specific. It’s in this chaos that he survives and remains untouchable. That’s masterful chaos.

Jeanette Ballantyne, Akron

Much is at stake in midterm election

Nov. 8 is the day when we must secure our democracy from the party of misogynists, xenophobes and seditious insurrectionists. Do not vote for a Republican on any level who does not support the equality of women, the integrity of our electoral system or the rule of law. Our nation is at stake.

Rick Hawksley, Kent

Nation has generated a lot of brats

My father served in the U.S. Army as part of the occupation of Japan after World War II, making him part of the so-called Greatest Generation. My sister was of an age that she was part of the Beat Generation. I came up in the era of flower power and hippies. Since then, we have had the Me Generation and Gen this and Gen that and Gen something else. So what do we call our current era? Sadly, we live in the age of adults behaving like spoiled children. I know that doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like those others, but it is an accurate description of so much of our politics and social interactions. All I can say is, “grow up, people!” Please.

Chris Walker, Fairlawn

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Donald Trump uses chaos that threatens democracy