To the Editor:
I was moved by the letter to the editor by Joshua Orr that appeared in the paper Friday. It made me reflect on our community and our values.
The theme of “kindness” hits home. It reminded me of my time working in the DeKalb School District 428. At Rosette, Tyler, and Lincoln schools there was an effort to emphasize kindness with our Random Acts of Kindness Program. Students were encouraged and recognized for doing acts of kindness both at school and home.
We welcomed new students to our school family. We tried not to leave anyone behind. Unfortunately, I have not witnessed this on a national level with our current administration.
I do not think it unfair to characterize our current president as a bully. As children, we tried to avoid these people. As adults, we try to protect our children from these individuals. As a community, we are better than this. At least, we should strive for something better. We need to bring kindness, civility, and cooperation back to government, instead of the current divisiveness.
There also seems to be war on our environment.
As adults, I think it is our responsibility to leave this planet in better condition for our children and grandchildren than we found it. That is not happening. Our current congressmen, Adam Kinzinger and Randy Hultgren, have supported the president’s agenda. I believe we need a change in representation.
I encourage you, this Nov. 6, to vote for either Sara Dady or Lauren Underwood for the U.S. House of Representatives.