Letter to the Editor: ‘What Happened to Honesty, Integrity and the Ability to Unite and Tell the Truth?’

This is in response to the letter in last week’s paper titled “A Plea to the Democratic Party of Door County.”

As a combat veteran during the Tet Offensive in 1968 fighting in the Hue Citadel, I’d like to remind you of a few facts about the present POTUS.

I can’t imagine any POTUS taking aim at an American patriot such as John McCain, who spent five and a half years as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Trump touted, “He’s not my hero; my heroes don’t get captured.” No wonder he wasn’t invited to the funeral. Unforgivable statement. 

When Trump began filling his cabinet, he picked several generals for advisers, and I was hoping for the best, but it didn’t last long as one by one they were fired or resigned. Not surprising when Trump was making statements like, “I know more than the generals do anyway.” 

Oh, and don’t forget: “COVID-19 is a hoax made up by the Democrats.”

What happened to honesty, integrity and the ability to unite and tell the truth? It seemingly fell by the wayside four years ago, but maybe we can right the ship in 2020. 

Francis Mack Jr. 

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin