Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lacking Perspective

The decision by many democratic congressmen and women to boycott the inauguration represents much of what is becoming wrong with America.

Even our leaders have lost their sense of perspective, history, and forbearance. 

Attending the inauguration activities is not an affirmation of the person being sworn in as the president, but rather it is an expression of the peaceful transfer of power as prescribed by the Constitution and the will of "We, the people . . . " The inauguration is a celebration of America and how we are different from most every other country in the world.

I am concerned that we have lost the ability to accept the rights of those who disagree with us. We do not have to like them, but we have to recognize that they have the right to see the world differently from ourselves. 

I am concerned that we are quickly becoming a nation that does not value diversity. We are losing the ideal of inclusion.

The inauguration is a celebration of America and our unique Republic where power is transferred peacefully. 

Maybe we need to elect Congressmen and women who understand that.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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