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Dottie Hess: President is a dishonest, immoral bully, and we are impassive (Gazette Opinion)

I had the amazing experience to take a cruise and visit our southern neighbors in Cozumel and Grand Cayman, Mexico. I can’t begin to describe the beautiful water and scenery that we delighted in while we were there. The people were as charming and pleasant as the scenery was gorgeous. They were so personable and pleasant, and their culture is rich and historic, and they are full of pride with their heritage. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable.

I have to admit that I felt embarrassed, as an American, while visiting. They were so hospitable in their manners, and I stopped to think how it must be difficult for them to overcome the rhetoric coming from the president of our country, but yet they treated us with kind dignity. I don’t understand how the main ambassador of our country can talk about an entire population of citizens with hatred and loathing.

It perplexes me when a president, who normally should be honest, moral and upright in all circumstances, has become a rampant bully in a tweeting frenzy on a daily basis and we have all become so insensitive to it that we are impassive. There is something wrong with the insolent behavior in our country, and I’m wondering, am I the only one that is observing the disorder?

For the past two years, Republicans in Congress have acted like this is typical behavior from the commander-in-chief. Never before have we worried that someone who sits in the Oval Office might be compromised by Russia, who is our adversary. That is a frightening thought.

This is an exceptionally daunting state of affairs, whether you are Republican or Democrat. If we have someone at the top who has been compromised, we need to figure out the extent and damage before misfortune strikes. Anyone who has taken an oath to the Constitution needs to put the good of our country before partisanship. That is what a good American would do, and I’m hoping that citizens of our country want to know the truth about our highest elected official.

Dottie Hess lives in Charleston.

Funerals for Saturday, September 21, 2019

Abodeely, Malakee - 11 a.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Charleston. 

Ayers, Helen - 11 a.m., Belcher Family Cemetery, Pinch Ridge.

Backus, Ernest - 2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rainelle.

Bailey, Jerry - 5 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Carney Jr., Chester - 2 p.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Carter, Blanche - 11 a.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Elkview.

Copen, Louise - Noon, McRoss Baptist Church, McRoss.

Fizer, Donna - 3 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Fowler, Jeannette - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Goard II, Mitchell - 5 p.m., Central Community Tabernacle, Charleston.

Hammack, Barbara - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Kessinger, Wilma - 4 p.m., Canaan Baptist Church, Charleston.

Knight II, James - 6 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Lymon, Daniel - 1 p.m., Grace Bible Church, Charleston.

McKown, Travis - Noon, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Wallback.

Miller, Alexander - 4 p.m., Roane County High School, Spencer.

Mitchell, Emma - 2 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane.

Montgomery, Betty - 11 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Charleston.

Pfeil, Ruth - 2 p.m., Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel, Poca.

Roush III, George - 12:30 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Samuels, Hazel - 1:30 p.m., Dunbar Kingdom Hall, Dunbar.

Slonaker II, Harvey - Noon, Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Starks, Henry - 11 a.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Buckeye.

Stooke, David - Noon, Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Thompson, Thomas - 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.

White, Duane - 1 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

White, James - 1 p.m., Cedar Grove Middle School, Cedar Grove.

Woodson Jr., Lewis - 1 p.m., Abundant Life Ministries, Charleston.