By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Opinion: Trump, allies don’t deserve respect
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

I am sickened, heart broken and ashamed about what happened at the Capital yesterday. Trump and his tribe not only attacked the Capital and threatened our political representatives, but he attacked our Democracy. If this act was committed in any other country, it would have been considered an act of treason. Something needs to be done immediately to stop him. Even though Trump only has 13 days remaining in office, he could do even more damage. 

When Trump won four years ago, I wasn’t happy with the outcome. However, I said, I will continue to respect the office of the President and put faith in our elected officials and the systems in place to hold him in check. I have never been so wrong in my life. And now, I don’t hold much respect for him, the office, or some of our elected officials who blindly follow Trump’s lead. Trump has consistently done and said exactly what he feels will better himself and his ego. And he has shown very little regard for our laws. And even less respect for anyone who doesn’t agree with him. 

As President Elect Biden said, Enough is enough. 

Sue DeCrescenzo


To submit a letter

Send by email to and include name and hometown. Letters never publish anonymously. Letters are limited to 500 words on topics of public interest and may be edited for content and length. Writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters may be rejected from readers with no ties to Northeast Georgia or that address personal, business or legal disputes. Letters not the work of the author listed or with material not properly attributed will be rejected. Letter writers may hyperlink portions of their letters to sources of their information. Letters and other commentary express the opinions of the authors and not of The Times.

Regional events