One of the most perverted words in the English language is the term “conservative.” Try a little experiment. The next 10 white people you encounter, ask if they are “conservative” or “liberal.” I would bet at least nine would answer “conservative.” Ask them what the term means and watch the rolling of the eyes.

I once associated the term “conservative” with “conserve” and “conservation.” When I was in school at Woden in the 1940’s and early 1950’s, I belonged to 4H and FFA. Conservation was a biggie as we learned about cover crops, terracing, planting trees. Now, it seems as if conservatives are intent on destroying the environment with no concern for future generations.

We often hear that the economy is the greatest ever. If that’s the case, why do we have $1 trillion deficits, a minimum wage that hasn’t been raised in years, and the GOP talking about cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

An old Republican proverb is “To err is human. To blame someone else is more human.” They also seem to put a lot of stock in the lawyer’s adage: “If the law is on your side, argue the law. If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither the law or the facts, argue loudly.”

Is it my imagination or are Trump’s blow-ups coming more frequently and with more volume? Not only are his tantrums more frequent and louder, his facial expressions resemble those of a constipated baby.

But the worse Trump acts, the more dedicated his followers become. Fox “News” seems to have abandoned any pretense of being a news organization and has dedicated itself to trying to clean up after Trump and other Republicans. Paraphrasing the question an Army lawyer asked Senator Joe “Tail gunner Joe” McCarthy in the 1950’s, “Have they no sense of decency?”

Carl Hess

Ozark, Alabama

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