Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Trump as a Role Model

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Along with parents, teachers, church leaders, and other key people, political leaders should be role models for children. This is especially true of someone as visible as the president. Do we really want our children to emulate someone who mocks people because of their disability or physical appearance, describes immigrants as rapists and drug addicts, hurls personal insults at his opponents, attributes a woman's inquisitiveness to her menstruation cycle, and overall behaves like a middle school bully? It's my personal view that none of the candidates are fit for the presidency, but at least the others pretend to be decent human beings. When I was a kid, parents were worried about the influence of MTV on their children. Today, televised Trump speeches are what I am most concerned about as a parent.

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