But what an admirable service Melania Trump could do for her country if instead of waiting until the day after her husband's inauguration she spoke up now, today, against the in-school bullying of children of color, Muslim children and Hispanic children that has in truth been fueled in recent months by her husband's campaign rhetoric and has exponentially proliferated in the few days since his election (see yesterday's post).
How quickly would our First-Lady-to-be win all of our esteem if she used her ability and her new position of influence to this end. How it would warm and calm the hearts of all Americans if our future President and First Lady spoke out in tandem, Donald Trump with the purpose of stopping the outbreak of hate crimes and, by extension, the protests against his own perceived
support of those crimes, and Melania to the children and teen-agers of this country, telling them, as you told us last week, that, "we have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other", teaching them what it means to be a good true American as well what being a good true American doesn't mean.
So Melania if you do, as you told us, worry about our children, then I ask you to speak to and for our children now and show us by your example how we can begin to, in your words, "teach our youth American values. Kindness, honesty, respect, compassion, charity, understanding, cooperation."
Speak now, before another child is hurt. Let us hear your voice. Show us your heart.