Trump’s rhetoric, curs­ing is of­fen­sive

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

If some­one wrote a let­ter to the ed­i­tor us­ing the lan­guage used Thurs­day by Don­ald Trump at his Michi­gan rally, would this news­pa­per print it?

Would the Ob­server per­mit the writer to use curse words, dis­par­age in­di­vid­u­als, and spew one lie af­ter another in a let­ter or oped?

Why aren’t the same lan­guage and tac­tics used in the pul­pits of our churches ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing, where much of Trump’s sup­port lies?

If his words and rhetoric are so right, and what peo­ple be­lieve the U.S. needs and wants to hear, why not per­mit us all to use them when­ever we feel like it?

The an­swer to all these ques­tions is, such lan­guage and rhetoric is un­ac­cept­able in the pub­lic sphere. Shouldn’t our pres­i­dent be held to the same stan­dard to which we hold our neigh­bors?

– Mary En­gle­bert, Statesville

Mary En­gle­bert

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