be shown respect
In reference to Sunday's letter to the editor from Sharon Faulkner:
I just had to respond to that ignorant tirade but also to the "us" vs. "them" mentality in this country.
As we are all Americans regardless of political party, race, religion, gender, etc., why don't we sit down like respectful, professional men and women to address the discord in our country and our politics?
I'm not a privileged upper-class woman; I am a middle-class patriot who was brought up in a lower-middle class home of a hard-working Minnesota railroad working father and a stay-at-home mother.
I believe we should support our president, regardless of party affiliation.
Rather than want to fight, we should want to work together to continue making our country as strong as it has ever been.
Grow up and quit acting like a bunch of 2-year-olds throwing tantrums.
Many resort to calling our leaders names. Once again, are we back on an elementary school playground?
If you don't have a constructive idea or willingness to make this caustic political divide go away, then I suggest you look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, "Am I the problem?"
I've served my country under both Republican and Democratic commanders in chief and regardless of my personal beliefs always publicly supported and respected the president.
I am an American first and foremost. I strongly encourage everyone to think of themselves and become part of the solution, not the problem.
Anne M. Coverston