Existential is a good word and a powerful one.
Gary Johnston’s letter in your July 18 issue used it to describe the dire consequences of President Obama’s illegal actions regarding Central American immigrants.
So great is this threat that Johnston claims it is the worst threat ever faced by the USA.
I assume he includes the War of Independence, American Civil War, the threat of nuclear war, the first and second World Wars, the Great Depression and the near collapse of the financial markets in 2008.
Worse than all those things?