What has happened to us? How can we countenance a president who disrespects and demeans statesmen like John McCain, a war hero, a patriot of the first order?

The president himself has been accused of being a draft dodger, a serial womanizer and a greedy profiteer. He never served anyone or anything except himself.

President Trump excels at bullying and belittling anyone who dares disagree with him.

Why are congressional leaders like Paul Ryan so obsequious and fawning toward a president who doesn't read, doesn't show a basic understanding of democracy, and cannot observe a standard of human decency in dealing with families of slain soldiers?

Is it because they are so scared of his bullying tweets? Are we now governed by fear from within, tyrannized by a tweeting president?

Ronald Geurkink, Tomah

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