A Proper Tribute - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1713787

A Proper Tribute

I doubt Donald Trump has much of an inner life, other than a childish tallying of who’s got more toys, but even he could sense something special in John Lewis — a man whose moral compass pointed unwaveringly to truth, fairness, equality and compassion; a man who stood up for the rights of marginalized people; a man who risked his life time and again for what he believed in.

Last December, speaking in support of impeaching Trump, Lewis reminded us all that when “you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something.”

How many times in the past three and a half years have you been appalled by this president? How many times have you said or done anything about it?

In November, we can all pay tribute to John Lewis by casting a vote against the rancorous presidency of Donald Trump and his congressional Republican enablers.

Carol Deistler

East Hampton


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