Dear Mr. President,
Please call a summit for racial reconciliation and invite all parties to participate, even political enemies. Invite former Presidents and representatives of conservative and liberal groups.
Please call our nation to humility and repentance for historic and current racism.
Please demonstrate you professed faith and cease the name-calling and insults…and debate facts and policies.
Please unequivocally denounce any and every form of White Supremacy, neo-Nazi ideology or defense of racial supremacy.
Please build bridges instead of burning them.
I want to believe you have our nation’s best somewhere in your heart – display statesmanship instead of showmanship and perhaps some good can come out of this self-inflicted chaos.
I am praying for you.
Dear Donald Trump,
I pen these words with prayers for you and our nation.
You have caused quite a stir.
But unsettling the political landscape is not statesmanship.
For some you are the key to our nation’s survival.
Others see a narcissist running a new reality show.
I think you are – like all people – beautiful and broken – gifted and selfish, concerned about country and struggling with character.
Many share your concerns on immigration and jobs, national security and terrorism, inefficient government and insecurity about America’s future.
I know that many of your positions are “opening negotiating positions” especially the ban on Muslim immigration and the wall with Mexico.
But Mr. Trump, character matters. You cannot shout, “crooked Hillary” and not face your own challenges. I call on you to cease personal insults and offer clarity on:
- Immigration that remains hospitable.
- Job creation that keeps goods flowing globally.
- Abortion: will you support the Republican platform?
- First and Second Amendment liberties.
- Racial reconciliation – how to we reduce tensions and engender unity?
And there is much more…
I haven’t decided my vote. Frankly, I am dismayed that neither party could do better.
Will you envision a future and demonstrate the ethics necessary for all to flourish or are you merely one more demagogue we must endure?
Stop the insults. Start sharing insights. Come clean on any hidden issues.
And above all, cease boasting about all you will do.
Please articulate what all of us must do for a better future.
I already have a Savior…I am looking for a public servant.