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On being Donald Trump

There is an old adage that goes something like “...small ships should stay close to safe harbors”, and for the first time in my life I suddenly recognize that ominous feeling of being in dangerous or unknown waters. I am somewhat constrained by spending most of my time at Providence Adult Day Health, but I want nothing to destroy that, for it is where I flourish and survive. Yet nothing will ever coerce me into silence with regard to the potential presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, for that to me represents our nation going sadly in the wrong direction.


However, before I take my tiny ship off into truly deep water, I should interject here that I believe our world is largely composed solely of two spaces: one where all is good, loving and uplifting in our circuitous paths in life, and its direct diametric counterpart, the consummate evil that constantly seeks to overwhelm or replace goodness We are called to choose between lifting ourselves up by our heartstrings in a tender-hearted way or perishing a slow death of attrition, greed and emptiness.


I cannot stand Trump's thinly-veiled attempts at gross humor. I am terribly saddened that so many have failed to see through his race hatred and bigotry, to see him for who he really is. In my opinion, there is no excuse for this kind of behavior from a potential leader of our country.


Moreover, I fear that Trump sees such health care agencies similar to Providence Adult Day Health as expendable and should be eliminated from the national budget. Despite being somewhat of a diminished capacity, I disagree. In my opinion Donald Trump is an irritant, a menace to the continuing wellbeing of everyone at Providence Adult Day Health and is not worthy to be President of the United States.

Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.