Very fine people indeed
During his campaign for U.S. President, Mr. Trump demonstrated his irreverence and disrespect for women, special needs folks, Black Americans, and others. I believe that millions of decent Americans did not vigorously reject his values because it was seen as remote that he could ever become the moral compass for our unique country in which we value the voices of all very fine people from all races, religions, and countries.
This week, Trump stated clearly that voices of some white supremacists, some KKK members, and some hate groups are voices of “very fine people.” At last, Trump has allowed the irreverence and disrespect he demonstrated during his campaign to become a critical influence to the service he provides to our citizens, including our children.
It is now time to vigorously protect the decency of our communities, our schools, and our institutions from a president who declares that hate groups consist of some very fine people. Communities across this country do consist largely of very fine people who enjoy the variety of beliefs and lifestyles our country provides. For our president to declare that any one lifestyle can use hate and prejudice to establish superiority is providing leadership that encourages turmoil and violence.
Don’t accept the premise that hate groups have some inherent goodness provided by very fine people. You would not accept that value if promoted by teachers, doctors, lawyers, or ministers.
Don’t accept this from your president!