KKK’s presidential election joy is more than troubling

As Mrs. Clinton graciously said, “Donald Trump is going to be our president and we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.” I will heed her advice, although some of the paths he promises to take may make it difficult. Still, democracy dictates that there be winners and losers so I’ll become a graceful loser. But the political issues at stake in the future aren’t my primary concern at present.

On election night, David Duke, white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan leader, tweeted “ … our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump.” In early November, “Crusader” the Klan’s most prominent newspaper, endorsed him. (I found the content to be sickening.) Now the Loyal White Knights chapter of the Klan has scheduled a rally on Dec. 3 in North Carolina to celebrate the “Groper’s” victory, claiming that his campaign has united its members.

Gee, I wonder how his message could have possibly motivated these folks to crawl out from beneath their rocks and into the sunlight. I’m especially saddened though, that the same hateful and hurtful message resonated with so many others. So I pose the following question: When did the traditional Christian values that were instilled in me from childhood, become meaningless to Republican voters? At the risk of appearing to be condescending, I’ll offer my opinion. They have clearly lost their moral compass and thus, despite their “huge” win, I can only feel sorry for them.

Dan Postema

Everett

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