On Nov. 11 I read all the letters to the editor and then read Fern Chandonnet's opinion column. Thank God for some excellent letters to the editor to balance out the disparaging nightmare of thought presented in this article.
Mr. Chandonnet did not offer a reasoned opinion on the election. Instead he found it necessary to resort to name calling and comparing our elected president to a rabid monkey. I expect better out of a newspaper editor.
Mr. Chandonnet expounds the greatness of Democrat leaders of the past and the social programs they brought with the implication that if not renewed and left unchallenged our existence is momentary. Social programs that encourage people to help themselves through education and training, inspire them to work and care for themselves, are laudable. Programs that encourage people not to work by the taxpayer providing their basic needs destroy the character and will of the recipients.
It might be worth remembering that World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and Vietnam all occurred on a Democrat president's watch. This is not to say all the wars were the fault of the respective presidents, but our preparedness and how we entered each war is memorable. All our presidents have had a measure of success and moments when they were less than perfect - they were human.
I did not think I would ever remember a quote of Spiro Agnew, but after reading the opinion column, "nattering nabobs of negativism" came to mind. Fern Chandonnet may want to add another category to the intellectual, ethical, and morally corrupt groups, i.e. newspaper editors.
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