If a five-year-old child was sent home from school with a note saying he had made fun of a handicapped classmate, most adults would seize the moment as an opportunity to teach their child the difference between right and wrong.
If the scenario involved a fourteen-year-old, the response by the parents would be more severe. I know in my house, such behavior would have met with significant parental intervention and dire consequences.
When you are five years old, you learn about such unacceptable behavior. By the time one is fourteen, a reasonable assumption is you know it is wrong but don’t, or won’t, fully appreciate how abhorrent such behavior is. Thus the need to face consequences to reinforce the message that this never happen again.
So when the President of the United States—who one might reasonably assume would at least have the moral character of a fourteen-year-old—engages in such behavior, on a national stage, in front of the media why is it acceptable?
I’d love to have someone, anyone explain the rationale for defending or ignoring such behavior by the President, let alone continuing to support him.
And if you could explain it without some obfuscative argument about behavior by other individuals and focus on the specifics of why you support this man despite his obvious lack of character, it would be refreshing and, I suspect, illuminating.
Inquiring minds want to know.