Amy Bergeron, Sartell
I felt Ron Scarbro’s opinion, printed in the issue after the Nov. 4 elections, was mean-spirited, historically myopic and frankly, quite frightening. Most offensive for me was his statement regarding President Obama “coming to a quick end.” His statement was dangerous by inference alone, if not his true intent. Isn’t there a law against threatening the president? Maybe there are exceptions for a Republican who feels entitled.
Ken Burns’ documentary on the Roosevelt years gave me pause to remember our nation’s history of violence against our leaders and presidents. Scarbro contributes to this violence by his pen to these pages.
Our U.S. history also reveals patterns of political swings, like a pendulum. We Americans are a hopeful people and it seems we look for change in our politics to reflect that hope. Maybe it’s the Republicans’ chance now to actually do something for the benefit of the whole nation, instead of tearing down, hell-bent on obstructing another point of view. Scarbro, “congratulations . . . have at it.”
I do hope during this Republican opportunity, our nation does not forget the importance of relationships and responsibilities to one another. Inciting fear has no place for healing what’s wrong with our nation or world.