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Letter: Respecting the presidency

Wow, I cannot believe the furor over the president of the United States (not the head of the Democratic Party, not the head of the Republican Party) but the president of the United States of America, the "leader of the free world."

As of now it has generated 331 comments on the West Central Tribune's Web site, and this is a small-town paper. I can't imagine what is being said in larger places. We all need to wake up and think on our own!

In the 20-plus years I as a free-thinking American have been able to vote, I have voted for Independents, Democrats and Republicans. I do not affiliate with any of the political parties. I vote for who I feel is the best candidate, the one who best campaigns for what I believe in and for the morals and standards I have tried to live my life by.

There are born leaders, and followers in life, but do not let a political party tell you how to think. Respect the president and the office he was elected to by us the people. If we did not have a problem with kids dropping out of school, he would not have to make a speech at all.

You do not have to believe in, or respect Barack Obama, but if we do not respect the office of the president of the United States, and trust in whomever holds that office, we may as well just sell out to the country with the highest bid.

This is my opinion and is not influenced by any political party.

Eric Goblirsch