From the Minister
As I write my November letter, I’m looking out my home office window across the meadows to the Green Mountains and I’m thinking about Donald Trump. Specifically, about his angry and daily charges that the upcoming election is being rigged to defeat him and illegally make Hillary Clinton president. Polls say he has convinced a high proportion of his followers that he is speaking truthfully and reports suggest that some of them are responding with calls for armed revolution.
Trump’s inflammatory charges are a frightening development, but I’m not thinking about the politics of all of this at the moment. I’m thinking about how often words that progressives have had every right to feel good about in the past have been kidnapped and tarnished. Words like God, liberal, welfare, patriot, and even faith.