Patriotism includes knowing when to question our leaders
Cue the music. “And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men (and women) who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land ..... (All right, all right already).
Songs that proclaim national allegiance remain important window dressing to this country’s existence.
People who sing and pledge crap without realization that actions speak louder than words, evolve into human robots called Democrats and Republicans.
A Back Talk contributor peaked interest regarding a belief here that Hamilton Twp. Mayor Kelly Yaede should withdraw her support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Her step away should be based on Mr. Trump’s ignorance, bigotry and deplorable comments regarding his assaults on women, plus, a growing list of alleged victims of his physical and verbal intrusions.
If Mayor Yaede refuses to dismantle support then she should at least offer personal insights about Trump’s comments made in the company of Access Hollywood host, Billy Bush.
Amazing that Bush’s participation in the lewd conversation forced him out of his job.
Obviously, a television host needs stronger moral fabric then the man or woman seated in the Oval Office.
Since Mayor Yaede voiced support before the now infamous Trump p**sy video, it’s only right to know her opinions now.
This is not about Hillary Clinton. This petition for comment plays well inside political etiquette boundaries.
In fact, such parameters hardly exist in the no holds barred, kick ‘em when they’re up, kick ‘em when they’re down political world.
While Back Talk contributors and many websites use anonymity as disguise, opinions here need no camouflage.
Nothing sounds more powerful than freedom of speech and this opportunity as a Trentonian columnist represents cherished ground.
The United States remains the greatest nation in this world but that praise includes a need for improvements.
My parents and a guardian sister taught me the fine art of judging individuals, a policy that affords a spectrum of diverse friends.
For the Back Talk writer, these past seven plus years with Barack Obama as leader have served as inspiration, a challenge for me to impact my neighborhood, to make attempts at being the best me.
National politics have minimal influence on our daily lives except, of course major matters regarding war, immigration reform and several other pursuits.
We should show similar passion for mayoral, city council and county election as local politics impact more our existence.
For the record, a U.S. flag hangs on my porch as a symbolic remembrance to be free, fair, to stand for what’s right and to challenge alleged political leaders.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters as he debarks his plane for a campaign rally, Tuesday in Grand Junction, Colo.