To the Editor:
Overall, PBS News Hour and Politico, in particular the outstanding Judy Woodruff, moderated a substantive and productive debate among Democratic presidential candidates Dec. 19.
The candidates performed well, and competing world visions were laid out for the American voters.
Ironically, the most poignant moment, on foreign policy matters, came from South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He said that the People’s Republic of China is on a mission to use technology “for the perfection of dictatorship.”
I believe his articulation of this fact is critical if we are to understand the future. The U.S. must respond aggressively to the Chinese communists’ efforts to subvert democracy, censor inherent freedoms, violently oppress individual rights and kill everyone who stands in their way.
The next president of the United States, and our entire nation, must stand boldly for our democratic republic. Even during this joyful time of year, we must recognize that our enemies will not compromise, relent or grant us mercy in their quest to implement an autocratic and evil world empire.
This is truly a binary choice for our planet. Freedom versus slavery. Life versus death. We must fight to ensure that freedom, and life itself, prevails.
Henry J.H. Wilson