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Respect office, if not man

| Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Are you proud to be an American? If you are, you need to remember it is all right to disagree, if done respectfully.

Whether you like Donald Trump or not, he IS the legally elected president of this country. If you don't respect the man, you must still respect the office.

You are the example your children will follow. Do you hope they will respect the law, your rules, rules in school? If you don't teach respect by word and example, they will not learn it elsewhere.

These “celebrities” who dishonor our country with their remarks degrading our president should be shunned and asked to leave our country. Their millions do not make them smarter than you. Why should their opinion be of value to you?

If you are not pleased with the president, show your disfavor at the polls. Get out and vote.

I have asked the newspaper to start a new section called government. I think it's a good idea. Tell readers who holds what offices, what party they belong to, and how they voted on current issues. Give street and email addresses so people can express their opinions to influence politicians' efforts to vote in their favor.

Ask the newspaper to help you to be involved in government in this respectful way.

Be proud to be an American instead of making us look foolish in the eyes of the world.

Eileen Condie

Hempfield

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