Many viewpoints are expressed in letters to the editor printed in the newspaper, and everyone has a right to express his or her viewpoint. However, sometimes the views expressed are so outrageous that a response is appropriate. One such letter was in Wednesday’s paper from Sheryl Massaro and is titled “He does not love us.”
A major theme of her letter is to claim that President Trump doesn’t love America or the people in America. She even goes so far as to claim that God is against Trump and that Trump supporters should wake up and realize this. I would caution Ms. Massaro to be careful about claiming that she knows who or what President Trump really loves and whose side God is on. She may be a person of great faith and belief in God, but that does not mean that she has a monopoly on knowing who or what other people love or what is God’s will with respect to political perspectives.
I, too, have great faith in God and try to follow His will as I understand it. However, I have an entirely different perspective than she does with respect to President Trump and what he is doing for America. I recognize President Trump’s ego and eccentricities, but my judgment of him reflects what he has done and what he is doing for the country. I firmly believe that his actions and perspectives are much better for the country than those of his predecessor or any of the potential 2020 Democratic candidates running to defeat him.
People such as Ms. Massaro are free to disagree with President Trump’s policies and perspective and to actively oppose him. However, I object to her claiming that she really knows what motivates President Trump and that it is God’s will to fight him. It is arrogant of her to imply that President Trump’s supporters are misled and working against God’s will. From my perspective, President Trump is closer to God’s will than those who oppose him. In having this perspective, I am not trying to imply that I am speaking for God or that I actually know His will. Others are free to disagree with me, and I am not disparaging them.
In summary, Ms. Massaro’s claims of knowing God’s will and what President Trump really loves are just her own vain perspectives. She is free to have those views, but she should not try to pass them off as if she were speaking for God.