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What Happened To RESPECT And BOUNDARIES In Political Disagreements?

The latest horror and scandal perpetuated by the Hollywood crowd is the Kathy Griffin photoshoot in an Isis style pose of a mock bloody, severed head of President Trump. Her lame apology came only when called out by the public, but didn’t even begin to address the trauma that the photo has generated to the Trump children.

Imagine someone making a photograph of any person’s parent in this form and putting it on any media source. The effects would be horrifying.

The style of the photo shoot gives attention and credence to Isis as well by copying their signature method of murder and propaganda.

Isis, by the way, in case she might have missed the news, is the unseen enemy of all free people and should never be given validation in any form.

What ever happened to respect for a position, even if one doesn’t care for the person holding the position?

Whatever happened to boundaries?

Why were the Obama and Clinton daughters off limits and those who pushed those limits felt the wrath of the parents, and more importantly, the wrath of the public on social media?

Even Harry Truman took insult when his daughter’s singing received a poor review. His words were blunt to music critic, Paul Hume. “Someday I hope to meet you. When that happens you are going to need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter for below.”

The Presidency is the highest office that can be held in the United States. It has to be respected for that position, if nothing else.

Since Bill Clinton and Obama made it a point to invite celebrities to White House events and rub elbows with them on a first name basis, the office has lost its elevation and those same celebrities feel that they are in a position of equality, qualified to pass judgement on a “peer”. They feel that their good opinion is very important and seem to disregard what the voters had wanted.

(Yes, Ronald Reagan did the same, but that generation of Hollywood had been his peers, and they had respect for the office and their country, if not for the man himself.)

Respect for others, good manners and class have become values from the past, and those who still possess these virtues are now anachronistic.

If everyone is so worried about being politically correct, they should also remember to give respect to others and observe polite boundaries that give rise to civilized society.

Just using “correct” terms is meaningless if one cannot respect people regardless of their opinions or political leanings.

Agree to disagree and move on. Being a complete and total jackass isn’t necessary.

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Candace Hardin

Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.