Letter: Do you know what Project 2025 is?

Published: 06-28-2024 11:17 AM

Project 2025 is a plan that has been decades in the making. Developed by the Heritage Foundation (a conservative think tank) it is a 30-chapter, 900-page manifesto, filled with a blueprint for plans to restructure the federal government.

According to their policy agenda – “Our goal is to assemble an army of aligned, vetted, trained and prepared conservatives to go to work on day one to deconstruct the administrative state.” Each chapter is written by a different author, some of whom had ties to the Trump administration. All are religiously conservative. The plan is to overthrow our democracy and do away with our separation of church and state, replacing it with a theocracy. Sounds crazy, I know, that something like this could happen here, in America. But, here we are.

As The New York Times of Sunday, June 16, wrote “A sprawling network of Democratic officials, progressive activists, watchdog groups and ex-Republicans has been taking extraordinary steps to prepare for a potential second Trump presidency, drawn together by the fear that Mr. Trump’s return to power would pose a grave threat not just to their agenda but to American democracy itself.”

As we look forward to July 4 and celebrating our freedoms, let us look for candidates who support our democracy.

Peggy Hogan and Terri O'Rorke, Cheshire District 7 Candidate