The latest rant from the right wing goes as follows: "You might not like Trump, but at least respect the presidency." While that certainly has an element of truth to it, I have a couple questions for the right wing" Would you like us to "respect the presidency" as much as you did under President Obama? Should we respect the Trump presidency as much as Trump respected the presidency over the last eight years?

Under Obama, we saw you attacking his birth certificate, even claiming it was forged when he released it. We saw you going after his race, his religion, his law degree and his family in a way nobody has ever done, even his two girls. We saw you claim he had gay lovers and even that Michelle was really a man. We even saw him called the "anti-Christ."

One other thing. Maybe we would "respect the presidency" more if the occupant of that position today respected it more. Like it or not, Donald Trump is the president of the United States. He needs to respect that office enough to not call foreign leaders names like a third grader on the playground. He needs to stop lying whenever it fits his agenda.

We do indeed need to create a more respectful debate, but I would remind you what it said in the Bible you are so fond of thumping in John 8:7, "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone"

DICK SCHULTZ

Fort Atkinson

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