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Letter: Why accept bad behavior from president?

President Trump is impeached.

It is not an occasion for celebration nor is it an occasion for protesting. It is an occasion for sadness.

It is sad that the leader of our country would put his own interests before the interests of the people he was elected to serve. The president was impeached because he abused the power of his office by enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election and he obstructed justice by refusing to let witnesses testify and failure to turn over relevant documents. 

Whether you want to hold the president accountable or defend his actions, there are a few things to take into consideration.

If your child lied to you everyday, would you turn your back or would you hold him accountable? If your child was disrespectful to you and made fun of you or insulted you, would you turn your back or would you hold him accountable? If your child bullied his siblings or his classmates, would you turn your back or would you hold him accountable? If your child put others down in order to brag and elevate himself at the expense of others, would you turn your back or would you try and show him that there are more favorable ways to act? If your child considered himself superior to others because of the color of their skin, their nationality or their religious beliefs, would you turn your back?

Hopefully, you would teach him all people should be treated equally and that racism and discrimination should not be encouraged or tolerated. 

What example are we teaching our children if we turn our back on unacceptable behavior? If we wouldn’t accept inappropriate behavior from our children, why would we accept it from our president?

Carol Pomeroy

Salisbury

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