During my lifetime, 13 presidents have been elected: Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
This recent election was by far the most controversial one I have witnessed. I love Lee Greenwood’s words, “And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to me.”
I, too, am very proud to “be” an American, but I am certainly not proud of the behavior of Americans during and following this election. I am concerned about the message we are sending to our youth. There seems to be such a lack of respect in our country, and we need to fix that.