Army National Guard

For one veteran in Reno, a chance to see the president. But he's seen enough in a divided country

For one veteran in Reno, a chance to see the president. But he's seen enough in a divided country

Charles Cadwallader didn't vote for Trump. He hasn’t cast a ballot for a presidential candidate, he said, since voting for Bill Clinton in 1992. When Newt Gingrich and the Republicans engaged in showdowns with Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he checked out. He’d had enough.

Political parties are poison to him. But as the country is roiling through an identity crisis and is splitting apart, he said the problem is not politics. The problem is so many things — shifting social norms, culture, customs, tradition and a work ethic he feels has long gone by the wayside.

He blames parents for making kids soft, turning them into entitled adults who don’t want to work hard...

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