Letter to the Editor: Without civility, things will only get worse


In response to April Moore’s letter  of July 18, the unlawful acts I referred to in my original letter are a matter of record and were not committed by Republicans.

The vileness that is constantly spewed from leaders such as Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi etc. is on the internet daily. More complained about the treatment a liberal agitator got when he showed up at a Republican rally and started to disrupt that rally. Moore tries to cloak this attempted disruption under the First Amendment rights.

Any intelligent person would know that depending on what you say, how you say it and where you say it, there might be consequences. I don’t recall seeing instances of Republicans trying to disrupt the Democrats’ rallies. Moore says that it is “well documented” that “the crimes against minorities” have increased since President Trump was elected. She alleges that he is the reason for this. I would be interested in seeing her  documentation  that supports these allegations.

I stated that under the present day Democrats there is a lack of courtesy and civility. Up until now, any criticism of a sitting president has been restricted to that president alone. His family was always “out of bounds.” Not so with present day Democrats. Today, they not only criticize and insult our president but also his family, including his 10-year-old son.

What Moore conveniently forgets is that we live in a democracy. After eight years of seeing the “change” that Obama brought about, the majority of people in this country had enough. They elected Donald Trump to be our president. I would say to Moore and to all like-minded Democrats, “get over it and live with it,” just as we Republicans peacefully lived with Obama for eight years. Once again, I reiterate that until this unprecedented and unrelenting vileness stops, until there is a return to some resemblance of courtesy and civility by our friends from the left and until we return to being a nation governed by the rule of law and order, things will only continue to get worse.

Louis Kocon Jr., Woodstock