In response to Stacie Bishop’s letter July 31: “How to teach Trump.”
President Trump had a message that resonated with enough of the American population that were sick to death of the politically correct and thought police, socialistic economic polices and the spewing of religious drivel of liberal, secular humanism to elect him.
I may not like everything he’s says or does, but he is a fine example of the freedoms American’s have traditionally cherished. I stomached eight years of President Obama and his divisive identity politics and touchy-feely platitudes.
As a Christian, conservative educator who endured years of oppression of personal freedoms in the public school system, my response was to love others and pray daily for Obama and our nation. I am one of your “despicable” people. Find something you can admire about our elected president. Be the best example of respect for the polite exchange of ideas in your classroom that are different from yours.
Even conservative ideas deserve a fair hearing. Teach the value of politely asking questions and accurately hearing the answer. “Aesop’s Tales” could teach actions and outcomes. Students would benefit from these lessons, whether you like the president or not.
Shari McElyea, Fresno