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A trend of ‘no respect’

Posted: March 18, 2014 8:30 a.m.
Updated: March 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Mr. Buckley’s letter that appeared in the Chronicle-Independent some time ago (President’s Day? Feb. 19, 2014) seems to demonstrate a trend in the U.S. of “no respect” for others whether in political office or next door neighbors.

Yes, the president is the custodian of the Constitution, but so are the citizens of the U.S. For the many people who died to preserve our right to honor or criticize the president, we owe a debt of respect. If we don’t respect our fellow citizens of this great country, then how can we earn respect from other nations. There has to be someone in charge. At least we have a voice in who that is. As for being “obsequious,” I have never observed anyone being subservient to any elected official.

The president and other elected officials pledge to uphold the Constitution and make sure the citizens uphold the corpus of the document and the amendments that have been added as our democracy and population have expanded.

Back in 1956, the Daughters of the American Revolution asked Congress to set aside an entire week to commemorate the Constitution. Since that time it has always been an annual event, September 17-23, all across the U.S. The Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the DAR reminds our area of this with a banner on the Broad Street wall of the Price House. The DAR Chapter provides material and programs for the Kershaw County School District.

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