Character is critical

Character is critical

In an American president, both character and clear vision should matter. Yet Trump’s political appeal is largely based on a presently hot stock market, Trump-induced voter paranoia, and trash-talking political opponents. President Trump’s social policies and hateful rhetoric toward his political opponents consistently reveal that he lacks both character and clear vision. His view of success is limited to economic success. He opposes intellectual advancement and unifying political reform He lies constantly and shamelessly, cheats and breaks promises, and has paid hush money to hide his adulterous affairs. Unlike The Wizard of Oz, he is not hiding behind a curtain. His values are in plain sight for all to see.

Character counts! Shed your blinders. Open your eyes. Join me in prizing character and humane values over mere economic ones. “I love my stock market returns” is not reason enough to re-elect a president with a mafia mentality. I implore you not to set yourself up for a great fall, like that of Humpty Dumpty.

Tom Driscoll

Poulsbo

More in Opinion

Forests in the sea

As I kick slowly through an amazing underwater setting, I’m surrounded by… Continue reading

Coping with COVID-19

Driving in this morning over the bridge, the road is eerily quiet… Continue reading

Reflecting on 50 years

On April 22, 1970, millions of people gathered throughout the United States… Continue reading

Viral listening classics

Here is a list of songs to heal your soul during these… Continue reading

Stay in to protect us all

Dear Parents in Kitsap County, I am an adult with asthma. I… Continue reading

Kitsap County Commissioners: Full support is behind governor’s directive

We fully support the decision of Gov. Inslee directing Washingtonians to stay… Continue reading

HB 2642: helping those who need help

I am a person in recovery from substance abuse disorder. A group… Continue reading

Driscoll diatribe belies liberal fallacies

I finally caught my breath after laughing at Comrade Driscoll’s latest hateful,… Continue reading

Character is critical

Character is critical In an American president, both character and clear vision… Continue reading

Most Read