To the Editor:

We elected a new president in 2016. But many, disgruntled with the election's outcome, have been unjustly criticizing, ridiculing and condemning President Trump, and others are calling for his impeachment.

In my opinion, such fault-finding neither represents the highest and best of our nation's political traditions, nor helps solve the problems we are challenged with. I do not support ideologies that promote hatred for the president. As Americans, we have the right to disagree with current political proposals and agendas, and with actions and policies that come out of Washington. But to unfairly condemn President Trump for trying to do the job he was elected to do, I believe is wrong, and not in the best interestsoff the country.

The Bible says we are to pray for our leaders (I Timothy 2:1-3) — i.e. for President Trump, his family and administration, and for all our political leaders. We need to unite in a firm support of Mr. Trump, because he is our president. After all, as a nation, we have traditionally supported our presidents (though we may not always have supported their political leanings or policies).

Let us pray that God will heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14), for as long as hatred, contempt for authority, and evil-doing continue to divide and weaken us, destroying the spirit of national unity we have long enjoyed, we will have little peace and security — and I don't believe God will continue to bless and/or prosper us.

James R. Heaney

Herrin

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