A Simple, Straightforward Question

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.

2 thoughts on “A Simple, Straightforward Question

  1. President Trump did not make fun of a handicapped person so your question is unanswerable. If you believe that, you probably also believe he said the white nationalists in Charleston were very fine people. If you believe that, you probably also believe he grabs women by the pussy. If you believe that, you probably also believe every single hate-filled word about Trump the Democratic Party and MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox (mostly), and all the other teevee programs tell you to believe and that poor senile Joe Biden will save us from the evil Donald Trump.

    I would ask this: Do you think the recent peace accord in the Middle East is a good thing? Was moving the Embassy good? Were tax cuts good? Are all these recent child trafficking arrests good? Is the lowest African-American unemployment ever recorded good? I could go on. If you answer, “Yes, but …” you might be a slave of the Democratic Party. They have some kind of hold over their “followers” which I’ve never understood. They’re like the prisoners on their way to the Gulag saying, “If Stalin knew I was being sent to the Gulag, he’s stop it.”

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