The writer asks nine rhetorical questions, all in support of the notion that intolerance is acceptable.
There’s no mystery as to why President Trump has supporters. The explanation is that every public figure has supporters, as well as detractors.
No, what the writer plainly wants to know is why everyone doesn’t share his opinion of the man.
But again there is no mystery: Everyone is under no obligation at all to share the writer’s opinion. It is unrealistic, unreasonable, in fact, to expect they should.
Which is the reason I picked this letter to comment on: The Pilot performs no service to its audience by publishing it, especially without dissent.
No doubt there are those who agree with this thing such that it is representative of some part of the public, but notice how undemocratic the letter really is in substance. The writer doesn’t just assert or even support a point of view, he argues for burning witches.
On purely technical grounds of rhetoric, the Pilot could — and I think should — have rejected the letter for publication.