EDITOR:After reading some of the articles in the paper in the, "Letters to the Editor" section I am taken aback by the animosity and hatred in the articles towards our current president.
I understand completely the frustration and dissatisfaction of this day and age and the distrust of people and government. However, a little positive support would go a long way.
I asked a man in this area who was vehemently against the president when he was elected if he would at least give him a chance. He replied he would not. To be forthright it is that type of close mindedness and stubbornness that concerns me the most. (The economist John Keynes was once asked by a reporter why his opinion changes so much. He replied: "When the facts change sir, my opinion changes, what do you do?")
After George W. Bush and Dick Chaney took office a gentlemen at the company I worked for asked me, "How do you think he will do?"
I replied that even though I did not vote for him I was hoping he is the most successful president in the history of the country. The reason being is common sense: If he is successful the country will be successful, and that is good for us all.
No one is saying a person cannot disagree or protest against the policies of an elected official. It is that right that has withstood the test of time and one of the rights that makes this country great.
However, it is the willingness to compromise when intelligence and reason out trumps punditry that makes a person great. It is your choice.