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Petitioning ALL AMERICANS and 3 others

Pledge To Respect The Office Of The President

I'm asking that you Pledge To Respect The Office Of The President

Civility is missing from our discourse and we are locked in a political death spiral.  Simple respect will not solve the problems we face as a nation.  But it will allow the conversation that is necessary for it to begin. 

I'm asking that you Pledge To Respect The Office Of The President

 

 

Letter to
ALL AMERICANS
Sharon Stillson
U.S. House of Representatives
and 1 other
U.S. Senate
I just signed the following petition addressed to: ALL AMERICANS.

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Respect The Office Of The President

The Office of the President should be shown respect.
Once the election results are tallied and the Oath of Office is taken that person becomes the President of all Americans. Whether Democrat or Republican, Conservative, Progressive, Liberal or Independent, that person becomes OUR PRESIDENT. It is an office that shoulders a massive responsibility not just as the American President but as the leader of the free world. The men/women who take on this job deserve our respect. regardless of party affiliation.
In the past we have understood this. When our candidate was defeated we understood that it was to our benefit to see that the President was successful. We didn't cheer when foreign leaders were disrespectful to our President. We understood that once you stoop that low it is hard to stand-up again. Our state officials didn't use public meetings with the President to arrange a controversial photo op to increase book sales. We didn't have opposition party leaders making the most slanderous insults. Men didn't carry guns to Presidential speeches. Threatening the lives of the President and his family was not acceptable behavior.
Recently it has become a kind of rite of passage for politicians to make their mark by insulting the President. It not only reflects badly on the person behaving so childishly, it brings shame on our country.

Of course respect doesn't imply we agree with all the decisions. We should share our views and opinions on the choices and decisions he/she makes but personally attacking the man/woman and his family is unbecoming of true Americans.

Civility is missing from our discourse and we are locked in a political death spiral. Simple respect will not solve the problems we face as a nation. But it will allow the conversation that is necessary for it to begin.

I'm asking that you Pledge To Respect The Office Of The President


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Sincerely,