Sadly, you’re absolutely right. Thanks for your response.

We cannot allow our nation to be controlled by the lowest common denominator — but I’m not sure how we’re going to stop it.

Reliance on what I once believed to to be the defining decency of the American people is not working. Decency is a characteristic of many who voted for Trump and that faction may still wake up and become good humans again. They were deluded.

Im a pollyanna at heart I guess, and it was difficult for me to accept a large portion of Americans aren’t decent at all. I’ve come to terms with that.

Those who would be good people, without the education and continuing effort to stay informed, will continue to be duped by the likes of the con in the Oval.

The lawmakers know better. They’re just evil money-grubbers a pitiful electorate keeps sending to Washington against their own best interests.

Thanks, James, for responding to my article. I’m sure we could have a lively conversation.

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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