Letters to the Editor
It’s no secret that this President, like all presidents, has made his share of mistakes, and with President Trump many of these are self inflicted. He ran on the mantra of “Drain the Swamp,” and he is certainly shaking things up. He appears to be shaking up everything. I believe he is learning that compromise is essential, yet although having the numbers in both houses of Congress, his legislative ideas are not being approved, but that is not why I write.
From Republicans to Democrats and from printed media to news media, I am appalled that collectively everyone has been disrespectful to the Office of the Presidency. It’s one thing to disagree with President Trump, but to continue to bash and make news out of everything our President does in office as negative, in my opinion, damages the Office of the Presidency in the eyes of the world.
News shows bash, talk shows bash, congressmen bash, and those in his own party are not only bashing the President but the Office of the Presidency. Byrne, a member of the Secret Service that protected several Presidents, in his book “Crisis of Character,” points out that when the Monica Lewinsky scandal was unfolding, his job was to protect the Presidency as well as the President. Protecting the office was also his higher duty. He admits he cleaned up behind Bill a time or two.
I just find it hard to believe all this continues to go on now, with a different furor, then when President Obama was in office. Many believe that if President Obama would have been attacked like this, the attacker would have been either silenced or labeled a racist. And go back no further than FDR, to realize a President in a wheel chair would have been perceived as “weak,” so FDR’s inability to walk was strictly guarded. This was because the Office of the Presidency was respected and guarded.
Whether we like to man in office or not, I am from a school that believes that the Office of the Presidency of the United States should be held in high regard, whether you agree or disagree with the man in office, or whether you voted to elect him or not. I simply ask to tone down the rhetoric.