Questions for Jeff Foxworthy

To the editor,

Recently, an official “Trump for President “ website featured comedian Jeff Foxworthy asking the question, “If you have to check the front of every red baseball hat you see to decide if you should hate the person wearing it, you might be a Democrat." The clear message is, “Democrats are haters and Trump and his supporters are their victims."

I would pose some different questions: “Do the policies and the personal behavior of this man (Trump) typically promote qualities of mutual respect between people?" “Does his boastfulness and do his empty claims of personal superiority engender collegiality when he represents us with the leaders of allied nations?" “Does Mr. Trump work diligently to heal divisions between ethnic and racial groups or does he inflame divisions?" “Is he a model of respect for the constraints built into our constitution or does he seem to bend them at will to suit his personal interests?" “Do the many insulting and derogatory names he invents for those who oppose him do anything to defuse hate?" “When we have been bullied or insulted, what emotion do we feel?" The leader of our country engages in this behavior on a regular basis.

Hatred is a cancer in this nation. My question for Mr. Foxworthy to consider is, “Does Mr. Trump generally use his presidency to defuse hatred and come to the aid of its victims, or does he often encourage and maybe actually enjoy the hostility he generates?" Unfortunately, I believe it is the latter. I suggest that he deserves censure by the American people for the hatred he often generates on a personal level as well as his disinterest/neglect in using his office to heal the divisions that weaken our country.

Richard Brouwer

Grand Haven Township

(3) comments


We all need to take a look in the mirror.


Politicians are supposed to be held to a higher, not lower standard of conduct. Whether it be the police, judges, representatives and yes, presidents. What I can see of our many public servants is a sense of entitlement. if you compare impeachment to a local criminal case, and the accused does not have money he/she is thrown under the bus, basically pressured into unfair plea deals. This is the very nature of a corrupted system where truth is purchased by those with the means to do so. No one is picking on poor Mr Trump. He wont spend time in prison and he won't be homeless. And the book he writes will probably earn him millions more.


"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face," he said.

** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”

** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”

** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”

** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”

** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose a$$ to kick.“

** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”

Interesting my initial comment was rejected as profanity when I accurately quoted Obama. . . .

** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”

** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”

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