LETTER: In politics, divisiveness consumes too many

(Metro Creative)

To the Editor:

I would like to thank Joanne Geraets for her letter to the editor titled, “President Trump deserves respect,” in the Nov. 2-3, 2019 issue of The Daily Republic. President Trump has accomplished a great deal but a person would never know it listening to the media and those who oppose him. They have been throwing a hissy fit for the past three years. Now, there are things President Trump has done and said that I don’t condone, as also there are actions and words I don’t condone from the people hostile to him.

President Trump is not perfect, none of us are; but as Joanne says, we need to pray for him and our nation and put aside our differences. I did not vote for Barack Obama when he was running for president and when he did get elected, because I respect the office of the presidency, I prayed for him and for our elected officials in Washington, D.C.

There are the anti-Trumpers who blame our president totally for the divisive culture. But, herein lies the hypocrisy in that they themselves sow seeds of divisiveness by their actions and their words in constantly vilifying the president and his family, in being so consumed with and blinded by, their extreme hatred, malice and anger they have towards another human being, a human being they had it in for from the very beginning.

We are all going to disagree with one another from time to time but we should never hate and destroy. “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice.” Ephesians 4:41.


Susan Benda


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