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Delicate balance


November 7, 2019

In last week’s Gazette editorial, Gordon Forgey commented on the jeers Donald Trump received at a World Series game in the other Washington. Forgey decried the “utter disrespect shown to a sitting president” and by extension, “the cost that has in respecting the office of the presidency.”

He mentioned the distinction between the office and the man holding it.

I learned early in my brief military experience that one respects the rank of an officer, not necessarily the person holding that rank. That rank carries authority that might one day save your life and that of others. One ho...

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