Once upon a time, I was taught by my evangelical mother to avoid bullies like Donald Trump. My dad taught me to “always tell the truth and you never have to remember what you said.” I learned in Sunday school and Boy Scouts to “treat others as you would want to be treated by others.”

As a teacher I learned that “lifting everyone up” was paramount! My bands would sound better when the first, second and third chair players were well trained and content within the section and within the band.

I wouldn’t allow disruptors, like Trump, to destroy the delicate balance that my bands were built upon. Unity was critical. Cooperation was essential. Trump is all about “apple cart upset” (chaos). He would have been impeached, convicted and kicked out of band.

As a teacher for 35 years, I taught my students that having a good “character” and reputation were just as important as how intelligent you were!

Now we have 80% of “evangelical” Christians voting for a man that displays characteristics that fly in the face of everything I ever learned as a son of white, Protestant, “evangelical” Christians?

Listen to Trump as his rallies. He puts people down. He is nasty. He communicates in a vile and disgusting fashion. And we clap? We bow down before him?

I beg my “evangelical” brethren to impeach and convict this immoral bully before he destroys the good institutions of our democracy and/or the social fabric of this great nation.

How about we find better candidates for public office in the future?

P.S. I thought Bill Clinton should have been impeached and convicted years ago for lack of moral character and for being a bad role model. Hillary was also a very flawed candidate!

Bruce Femling

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