Trump’s rhetoric, cursing is offensive
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