Dad was a better man
Recently one of my brothers reminded me of something our dad always told us. He reasoned that if a man said nothing about religion or politics, no one would know how little he knew about those two subjects. Of course I think my dad was right about that, as he was right about most things.
He also said he usually voted Republican for governors and presidents, but voted for Democrats in Senate and House elections. He theorized that strategy would help to keep either party from doing too much harm to the country. I often wonder, if he was still here today, how he would view what emerged from the stable in the last presidential campaign. My guess is that he would have an opinion, but probably keep it to himself.
My dad was a good, quiet, decent and smart person. As far as I know, he had no enemies and no one spoke disparagingly about him.
He was a better man than I am.