It is with great sadness when I read in the obituaries the passing of another member of the Greatest Generation, especially those that served our country. At the same time, I take comfort that those who have passed are not here to see the circus the presidential campaign has become, not to mention our whole political process.
How it must hurt those who sacrificed so much during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II to see how far this country has fallen.
It also embarrasses me to realize it is my generation, the Baby Boomers, who are most responsible for the decline. What happened to debating the issues and not interrupting the other person who is speaking? When did it become a contest to see who can degrade the other person the most? Why?
Heaven help this country of over 300 million people when the best we can nominate are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. What does it say about our political parties and us as citizens?
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Robert Longatti, O’Neals