Today is a beautiful, sunny, summer-like Sunday, with just a touch of fall in the air. Finding myself with a block of time between activities, I wondered how best to fill it. So, I plopped down in a chair on our porch, turned on my laptop and turned my attention to this long-neglected blog, which I pay a fee for every year. It’s been almost a year since my last post. I am definitely not getting my money’s worth.
The last time I posted was the day after the 2016 presidential election. I was angry, sad, disappointed and completely stunned, although not surprised. In re-reading my post almost a year later, I find that there is nothing I would take back, but there is something I failed to do-
I’ve always believed in, “Respect the office if not the man”. (And it is still a man.) So out of respect for the office, when Trump is our President, I will say little about the man. Because he has a very long way to go to earn my respect. But I wish him no harm. I don’t believe in grudges or revenge, which do nothing but fill one’s heart with hatred. I guess that’s why in yesterday’s election hate trumped love. Revenge breeds a reckless disregard for common sense.”
And this comment exchange that followed-
“Thank you! I second everything you said, except I’m not sure that I can stick to just discussing his policies for the next four years. This is a man who is morally and ethically bankrupt. This is a man who declared himself a racist in my book several years ago when he challenged President Obama’s citizenship with no hint of evidence. He showed his character then, and he reinforced it with everything he has said and done since. Romney I could respect, and even George W. is starting to look good by comparison. But the acceptance of Trump by so-called Christians is unbelievable. If they would just say, hey, I know Trump is a despicable person but I voted for him because of his position on abortion and gun control, then I think it would be easier. But their unwillingness to condemn the countless deplorable things he has said and done, well it makes them deplorable too.”