Barwick: Hate versus civility in America

I believe the one thing that defines our country is the idea that we can say and believe whatever we please as long we respect the right of others to do the same. Unfortunately, this is not the world I see when I watch the news and try to communicate with those with whom I disagree.

I see Democrats ignoring “innocent until proven guilty” and the “rule of law” to destroy a nominee to the Supreme Court.  I see leftist thugs in the streets beating on people and hear Democrat Hillary Clinton say “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.”

I see political figures like Sen. Ted Cruz having a night out with his spouse driven from a restaurant by a liberal mob.  I see Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema referring to Arizonans as “crazy,” calling the state “a meth lab of Democracy” and saying stay-at-home moms are “leeching off of their husbands and boyfriends.”

I see Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters advocating harassing Republican leaders at “gas stations, restaurants and department stores.”

The list is endless but the message is the same.  If you disagree with the Democratic Party you have to be silenced.  How can this be happening?

Clearly the Democratic Party and their allies in the media hate the president so much they cannot think clearly.  Trump’s ignorant tweets and egomania are all they can focus on.

If the president goes low they go to the gutter.  If the president says something stupid they make him look like a genius.  They don’t care if the economy is doing great, that ISIS has all but been eliminated and that America’s interest is the president’s priority. They must eliminate Trump and his supporters even if it destroys civility and reasonable dialogue.  They hate Trump more than they love themselves or their country.

I don’t like President Trump’s immature comments and tweets either but I do like what’s happening to our economy and foreign policy.  I refuse to allow the president to control my actions.  Democrats would be well advised to do the same.

Neil Barwick
Apache Junction

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