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National politics: Defacing picture of POTUS is disrespectful

I just returned to work after running to the post office to mail a package. I’m still upset over the picture of the leader of our country that was defaced by someone scribbling a Hitler mustache on his face. Regardless of one’s political affiliation, I find it utterly distasteful to show such disregard and disrespect to our government.

By standing in front of a building that most people in our community have to use from time to time, possibly bringing their young children with them, it is completely inappropriate to demonstrate such a complete lack of respect for authority. I don’t even know the message these people are trying to send, other than maybe they represent a racist group or groups that believe the Holocaust never happened.

As a mother and grandmother I wouldn’t want my children or grandchildren to be subjected to such anarchist beliefs. Obviously not everyone agrees with every decision our government makes, but we, the people, did elect this government. Yes, there is freedom of speech in our precious country, but using that freedom to compare the leader of our country to a mass murderer is not only disrespectful to me as a citizen, but to anyone in the military serving under our current administration. The men and women of our military do not deserve to have their leader denigrated in such a manner to suggest that they would be following the principles of a historic figure that had no respect for the lives of his fellow human beings. I suggest that these people who I have seen a few times before find a more appropriate and respectful manner to disagree with government policy, which by the way, in our democratic society is not a reflection of just one man. Maybe if they could communicate their message in a more tasteful way, some people may actually understand, or at least respect, their views.

Dawn Navarette


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