NEW VIEWS ON TALKERS
It is depressing to turn on the news and wonder which tragedy has the most casualties or is more sensational. What has this nation come to?
When I came to this nation, as an immigrant, I was welcomed and have been able to make a comfortable life for myself and my family. I always stood for what is right and lawful. I felt equal to everyone else. I could say what I felt, whether it was politically correct or not.
As of late, I feel I have to be very careful and make only politically correct statements — which are not to express my true beliefs, if they’re contrary to those of whomever I’m talking to.
The division in our nation is not only pervasive but deep rooted. But the fish rots from the head down. And the hatred seems to be based on color, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, political power, financial means and loyalty.
Our situation is stark and inflamed by the president. But is the president the only leader the Republican Party has? He’s the one who made more than 12 campaign appearances in October. Isn’t there another leader who can speak or make campaign appearances? Or are these leaders unwilling to continue with the same vitriolic language as the president?
The elections are not going to solve this. What will? Hixson, Tenn.