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Uncouth--A Cogent Response

The White House
December 9, 2016
I am shocked at the reaction to statements made recently by the President. Mostly shocked that so many people are defending the wanton thuggishness that was on display in Michigan the other night. Have we degraded ourselves as a society to the point that we want our President to act like a fighter in a cage match?

We know what was said about former Congressman Dingell from Michigan. According to one news source Those remarks suggested John Dingell, who passed away in February, may be watching from hell, not heaven. It was an offhand comment--the kind, unfortunately that our president is famous for making. But it is precisely these comments that reveal the nature of the man inside of the facade that is our President. 

And these are not isolated incidents.

The man who most represents America to the rest of the world is uncouth! 

The vilification of the Democrats as the source of every problem in America is getting tiring to hear. It is an old tune and is striking similar to similar themes which have been used throughout history.

Finally, however, a cogent voice from America's mid-section was heard yesterday as Christianity Today, a magazine founded by Billy Graham, laid out that the immorality of the president is inconsistent with governing this nation. They wrote:

But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.
The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.
And after reviewing similar words written about President Clinton in 1998, they continued to provide this assessment,
Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.
To whom are we loyal?
-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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