American citizens are blessed to live in this great country. People of differing political persuasions do not have to agree on the best way to govern the country, but I would wish that we could all agree to value truth and personal integrity for ourselves and our leaders. Respecting each other would also benefit our society.
In a recent Letter to the Editor, Mr. Kincaid referred to the recent impeachment hearings being held in the House of Representatives as a perverted debacle. He claimed the Democrats were demonstrating the depth of their hatred of American history, culture, morality. I could not disagree more! Futhermore, I would ask him how he would refer to the years and years of the Benghazi investigations and the years and years of the investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails. I did not think either of those investigations merited the time or money or passion spent on them. Still, I would not have accused the Republicans running those investigations of hating American history, culture, or morality.
In this same article, Mr. Kincaid stated that Obama was elected by a largely uneducated populace enticed by “what the country will do for me” with no regard for our country’s future or welfare. I happen to disagree with that statement as well. Many of the Obama voters that I know are highly educated. All of the Obama voters that I know personally are caring, decent, informed, and hard-working citizens. It would be counter-productive for me to call Trump voters “largely uneducated” people enticed by “what the country will do for me.” It would be insulting as well as untrue.
A good New Year’s resolution would be for all of us to learn to dialogue respectfully with each other even if we disagree with one another.