I am sharing this article for two reasons. First, it states accurately and articulately my personal position on the statements I have been seeing and hearing since the attack in Benghazi three weeks ago from people were not even on the continent of Africa at the time. If so many people *know* so much, perhaps the government is better off hiring psychics to inform them than sending in the FBI, CIA, and ARB.
Second, Ms. Kemper alludes to the uncommon tsunami of ill-will and incivility that appears to be sweeping the electorate. It stuns me to hear and read some recent remarks from people who claim to have supported Hillary Clinton in 2008. I see comments that resemble nothing of the tone of Hillary's campaign and everything negative in the way the Obama campaigners approached some of us: the shouting, the anger, and the insults.
It is high time for everyone to step back - out of each other's faces, take a deep breath, and think and reflect for a moment. It is inappropriate to use the tragedy in Benghazi in any political way. There is no place for rudeness in discussions.
This country has been here for 236 years. Neither of these candidates is the best we have but neither is Satan either. Neither is going to take this country down. Make your choice, but if it differs from mine that does not mean that I am less informed, less intelligent, less American than you are. I simply see things differently. Your vote - and mine - are precious. Let's be a little more respectful of each other. Take a deep breath - and turn off your caps lock.
October 3, 2012, 11:08 am
As a proud, patriotic American, I am embarrassed by the calls that are being made for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to resign. Not even a month after the murder of our ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans, many are politicizing their deaths rather than honoring their service — hardly the behavior that one would or should expect from the citizens of the nation that leads the free world.