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Remember when the Soviet Union brought fear to all Americans? Remember history telling us that dictators such as Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev killed tens of millions of their citizens without mercy. Remember when Khrushchev made a speech where his took his shoe off, beat it in on the podium, and swore that he will bury the world’s democracies? Remember civil defense practice, the Cuban Missile Crisis and bomb shelters? Research communism’s goal: democracy deconstruction.

Remember Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election? Remember Vadimir Putin’s working experience and how he rose to power and how he maintains his power? Remember our president’s total admiration for Putin?

So now we find out that our own republican Sen. John Hoeven spent America’s Independence Day meeting with Russian government officials, some of whom met with Trump in his own office. Hoeven’s office said that the purpose of the meeting would be “for the senator to gain a better understanding of the many issues surrounding U.S. relations with Russia.”

For goodness sakes, Senator Hoeven, have you no memory of history? I find that what you and President Trump are doing, by both kissing the ring of Putin, to be offensive and dangerous to democracy.

I, for one taxpayer and voter, would like to know what you mean by gaining a better understanding of these many issues. Can you please tell me what you accomplished? Can you also tell me what this trip cost taxpayers?

I do not understand how the Republican Party can snub its nose at its friends – Canada, England, France, Germany, Australia, to name a few – in favor of dictatorships such as Russia, China and North Korea. Can you help clarify my dilemma?

Henry Lebak, Bismarck

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