Letter to the Editor: ‘When Silence Is Betrayal’

I am proud to be an American. I don’t think we need to make America great again, though. I think its pretty darn good already. I also agree with the many silent readers out there who think that we should give #45 more credit for uniting the country. Think about how much he’s done to make us all proud, seriously. Let me tick off a few that come to mind:

He ran a remarkable campaign. We shouldn’t hold the fact that his campaign chair is under the intense scrutiny of the FBI, Treasury Department and Justice Department against him.

He has assembled a “beautiful” and the “best cabinet ever” in his effort to “drain the swamp.” Just because his national security advisor had to resign after less than 30 days, his Secretary of Health and Human Services couldn’t deliver on campaign promises and spent an awful lot of our tax dollars on private jetting around, he’s gone through a few press secretaries and a chief of staff and has a Secretary of State decorated by Russia we should not be discouraged. Jared can always be counted on in the clutch, unless he’s indicted.

Of course his veracity, demeanor and the manner in which he conducts himself in front of the world should be the model for our sons and grandsons, right? Really, who among us wouldn’t want our 8th grader to be like the president? I think the way he stands up to people like the Pope, that Carrier HVAC union leader in Indiana, John McCain, the generals, the CIA, his attorney general, the Bush family, the Clintons, the Obamas, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, that federal judge in Indiana, the Canadians, the British, the Germans, the French, the Mexicans and especially that mayor from San Juan, Puerto Rico should make us all rethink how we treat friend and foe alike. Oh, and speaking of “friend,” I think the way he doesn’t say anything bad about Putin no matter what happens is, well, nothing less than …Wow! Makes me wonder.

Fifty years ago during a tumultuous time in our country a famous American said, “The time comes when silence is betrayal.”

So Mr. Paul Ryan, Mr. Ron Johnson and Mr. Mike Gallagher when will you speak? And to those that say “Impeach him,” I say, President Pence, really?

Back to unity though, just think about how much #45 has done to unite a solid 60 percent of the country. Neither Mrs. Clinton nor Mr. Obama could have done that.


Sam Carmen

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

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