When our forefathers decided to separate from Mother England and establish self-rule, they included the following as reasons in support of their Declaration of Independence from King George III:

“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

“He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither …

“He has obstructed the Administration of Justice …

“He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices …

“Cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world …

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us.”

Although the above excerpts from the Declaration of Independence addressed specifically the shortcomings of King George over 249 years ago, I (a lifelong Republican) ask: Is it not surreal that they seem to be applicable equally to our current president?

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

George J. Lambert
Kennebunk