I think our country deserves better. We don’t need another President who will divide us and play identity politics.
We need some civility. We need it desperately.
We need love, kindness and leadership.
Who will step up to lead us forward?
All of this is fundamental to the idea that ours is a country built on shared beliefs—not on shared ethnicity. Our nation’s fiber is strengthened by our shared belief system. And taking away birthright citizenship ultimately would diminish what makes us so uniquely American.
Meanwhile, the primary season rages forward. The Latino community and the rest of the country continue to feel the heat of the rhetorical firebombs alienating voters and poisoning our political discourse. Claims of political correctness are often pedantic—but don’t mistake this for that kind of argument. The temperament and rhetoric of presidential candidates matter. They can elevate our political discourse or sink it further into the mud.
Candidates from both sides cannot act as idle political spectators. It is, perhaps more than anyone else, their job to reclaim the moral high ground, to articulate a vision for this country that’s based on our common beliefs, our common humanity, and our common American-ness.
This country deserves no less.
Source: The Federalist
Consider this from George Will.
Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney.
It is perhaps quixotic to try to distract Trump’s supporters with facts, which their leader, who is no stickler for dignity, considers beneath him.