Indecent is defined as “offending against generally accepted standards of propriety and good taste.” I cannot think of a person more suited to that description than our current president.
Before I make enemies of all of my friends who are supporters of our current president, let me make one thing clear. You might like his policies and results and support him for that reason. But I see no way that his words and actions can be endorsed. Plus I won’t accept the arguments that other people do similar things. Leaders are supposed to lead, not demean. Leaders are supposed to set a high standard, not drag us through the mud with their crude behavior. Citing the misbehavior of past presidents is not a relevant response to my argument here.
His lying, insulting, belittling, and defaming are just starters. He has endorsed violent actions. He has attacked American heroes and the families of American heroes.
He shows no regard for those in need. His life in the lap of luxury has shielded him from the real issues that our citizens are facing. People need health insurance and many folks cannot afford private insurance. And they need accessible jobs and affordable, safe housing.
Separating families in a power play to push an agenda is reprehensible and immoral. Setting policies that have led to children being effectively incarcerated, being tear-gassed or, even more tragically, dying in the custody of the United States is a sad state of affairs. No outrage has been expressed about these tragedies, only mild indifference and actually blaming others.
He uses ugly language unbefitting the presidency. He continually threatens our democracy with his attacks on the press and the judiciary. He refuses to use science in this administration. He uses medicine (derived by science) for his hair growth and his elevated cholesterol but paradoxically science has no place in his administration as our environment is corrupted to the detriment of our children now and in future generations.
His faith is fickle and manipulative. He sees diversity as a dirty word, instead of recognizing it as one of our strengths. Civility is neither in his vocabulary nor in his actions. I am astonished that so many legislators enable his perpetual lying and feed his narcissism as he considers himself the best president in the modern era. He is not. In 700 days as of December 20, 2018, our president has made 7,546 false or misleading claims. That renders him completely untrustworthy.
I could go on and on but I must admit that my blood pressure gets out of control. Suffice it to say, I am not a fan and hope that the GOP will come to its senses and put up another candidate in the 2020 election.
The pillars of a civil society are based on truth telling, being trustworthy, using science in a responsible manner, maintaining civility, embracing diversity as a strength and practicing faith with integrity. Those are tough pillars to attain but our current president doesn’t even come close or aspire to do so.
His manner is indecent and tearing at the fabric of our country.
December 27, 2018
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