What I find incredibly disheartening following the slaughter in South Carolina is the unwillingness of major political figures to take unpopular positions and actually act/speak like leaders about guns, flags, and racism.
Mike Huckabee ducking the flag issue is one such blatant example of political cowardice.
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin said,“There go my people, I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.”
We should have leaders who inspire us with their words and ideas, not demean us and themselves by appealing to the lowest, basest fears and emotions.
Bruce Shpiner, Miami