Letters to the Editor
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”-Thomas Jefferson
Unfortunately, Donald Trump is our President and his handling of the Coronavirus epidemic has been further evidence of his incompetence! Initially, he denied the severity of the Coronavirus and his inability to comprehend the scope of the problem, has delayed our government’s response by several weeks. Furthermore, typical for Trump, he ignored and contradicted actual experts, instead spewing huge amounts of misinformation. Only when the stock market began to tank, did he finally BEGIN to act. Of course even then, his only focus was on the stock market, and how it could effect his hopes for reelection.
Finally, the wheels of government have begun to turn, and some progress has been made in spite of Trump. However, in an epidemic such as this, the variable of “response time” directly affects not only the spread of the virus, and its impact on our economy, but the death toll! Now he is holding press conferences almost daily, blaming past administrations, spewing half-truths and outright lies, and constantly blowing his own horn.
Actually, I do not put 100% blame on Trump; our country’s preparedness was sorely lacking…both parties share the blame. Still, Trump has been in office more than three years, and one would think that a “very stable” genius would have corrected such defects in our preparedness by now.
There and has been a lot of Christians that are supporting Mr. Trump. That baffles me for a number of reasons.
- Mr. Trump is a pro-life supporter, yet once children are born, Trump sees fit to take them away from their immigrant parents and lock them up like caged animals. Their lives did not end once they were born, but it still goes on in this gruesome manner.
- What should we tell our children and grandchildren when they ask us why they can’t lie? Because the president lies and that is Ok?
- Apparently there is an acceptance by Christians to committing adultery because the president does it. He also admitted to groping and kissing numerous women and that was Ok, just because it him.
- The president has a habit of name calling and belittling anyone who doesn’t agree with him or is different than him. So, again we can tell our children that it is Ok to bully anyone that talks, dresses, or worships differently than you do, just because that is what the president does?
Art all of these things made acceptable by the bible? I am a biblical scholar but I think the saying “Do unto others as you would have them do to you” would apply here. Christians, if you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk and hold people of authority and elected officials to the same standards that you expect everyone else to follow.