Some recent letters have called for rallying behind our president as he represents all of us. I will remind them that the majority of local residents not only did not rally behind President Obama, but wrote letter after letter accusing him of various nefarious deeds, as well as labeling his supporters as anti-American, idiots, and leeches (and those were the milder terms).
In reality, I would not expect local conservatives to rally behind Obama as he was engaging in policies that they felt somehow damaged them or this nation they profess to love so much. Why should they? By the same token, why would people who disagree with Trump’s actions and policies wish to rally behind him? I think he is hurting the majority of people to benefit a few, and many of his policies are dangerously short sighted. It would frankly be unpatriotic of me to support a person who destroys rather than builds.
Many seem to believe that it is a bad thing to exercise First Amendment rights and criticize the president. This reasoning carries me back to when large groups of us were protesting entry into the war with Iraq. We were told that since people died in order for us to have freedom of speech, we should not disrespect them by exercising that right. Any thinking person would instantly see the logical fallacy here, just as it is illogical to rally behind anyone that you sincerely believe is not doing a good job.
Mary Lou Shelton, Kerrville