Letter to the Editor: Giving Credit

I am a firm believer in “giving credit when credit is due.” When it comes to politics, it might take me some time to think things through. As I read what Liz Cheney said this past week, contrasted with what some of the men in her party continue to do, it makes me realize the integrity she has shown.

There are men in her party bowing down to the former president, giving away their power to a bully for fear he will bad-mouth them or worse, going so far as giving him a fake award at a fundraiser last weekend.

In contrast, we have Liz Cheney saying: “We cannot embrace insurrection. We have a duty to a peaceful transition of power. I think it’s the gravest violation of an oath of office by any president in American history, and I’m going to continue to make people understand this.” 

So, do I agree with this party on most issues? Not really, but what I do agree with is what she also said: She wants her party to be “a party of hope and inspiration.” Isn’t that what we all want, regardless of party?

Maybe that could be a starting point: a start of a dialogue to come together and make this a better country and world. It is up to us. We have the power to choose to continue giving power to a bully, or rise above party to vote for people who care about us and strive to make us better people and our country better.

In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “It’s always right to do right.”

Carol Schmidt

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin