This Abysmal President

How did we get to this point? I cannot stomach listening to the President speak. If he comes on the radio or TV, I switch it off. He is undermining the very foundations of our democracy. I will not listen to his constant stream of lies.

This appalling situation was driven home for me in the most unlikely of ways. I was having a conversation with my ten year old neighbor. He happens to be a Cub Scout, on the verge of transitioning to the Boy Scouts. I used to be a Scout. I asked if he knew the Scout Law; he did, and we recited it together: “a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” These are values, which, once learned, will serve a young Scout well as he or she matures.

This started me thinking about the qualities of a leader, and how the simple concepts of the Scout Law should guide everyone’s behavior, especially when dealing with others.

I doubt our President was a Scout. In fact, I think the “law” he follows is more along the lines of being contemptible, ignorant, corrupt, dishonest, immoral, unlawful, racist, unAmerican, and cowardly. There is nothing redeeming about him.

America needs a leader. Someone we can respect. Someone we can trust.

One thought on “This Abysmal President

  1. Yes, we need to work to get people to vote. And we need to let elected officials know our concerns and positions on the issues before them. I hope the Democrats can organize and mount an effective campaign to defeat Trump and the perspectives his supporters hold. Frankly, I wish the Republicans would return to themselves, turn away from the white nationalism and gaslighting (Read: fear) that Trump and followers appear to exude. That alone would help our democracy.


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