'All the best people' is what the president promised

To the editor:

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded at the pleasure of the president to people who he believes have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”  Let’s take a look at statements made by a few medal recipients.

Helen Keller:  “We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.”

Elie Wiesel:  “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

Rev. Billy Graham:  “Give me five minutes with a person’s checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is.”

Pope John Paul II:  “Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.”

Rush Limbaugh:  “Ms. (Sandra) Fluke and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal.  If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it.  And I’ll tell you what it is.  We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

“All the best people” is what The Donald promised you, and he has been putting them onto your payroll or onto your nation’s honor roll for almost four years.   He has now picked one of his “best people” — who does not happen to be in prison as a result of their actions while being on your payroll, or on his — and puts a six hundred million dollar (insert your own adjective) gasbag onto your nation’s honor roll as a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree.  His choices tell you where his heart is.  People are saying that The Donald really does emulate, hire and honor the best people, don’t you agree?

—David Dudine

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