Opinion: Supporting Roy Moore marks a new moral low for the presidency

President Trump speaks at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 8.
(Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

To the editor: Perhaps nothing is more despicable about this president than his unabashed endorsement of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. (“In Alabama Senate race, Republicans fear they may lose even if Roy Moore wins,” Dec. 9)

This is a slap in the face to women across this country. As an alleged perpetrator of sexual harassment himself, President Trump sees little wrong with what Moore is accused of doing. He is not the only one. Anyone who would vote for Moore is sending the same message.

The irony of it all is this is the message both Trump and Moore make about returning to “American values” while disregarding women as anything more than sex objects. American values have always stood for inclusiveness, generosity of spirit and tolerance.


The blatant disregard for basic human dignity is becoming a theme in this presidency and unfortunately much of America.

Paula Petrotta, Rancho Palos Verdes


To the editor: If the two candidates running for senator from Alabama ran as independents with no party identification, would voters choose the man accused of molesting young girls, or the one who brought to trial the men who bombed a church in Birmingham that killed four young girls?

Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Mary Anne Vincent, Corona


To the editor: Weighing in as Trump has for Moore should come as no surprise to anyone who paid even passing attention to Trump before he formally entered the political arena.

As fellow travelers through life without a moral compass to guide them, Trump and Moore have taken what they wanted, without concern for who or what they leave in their wake.


We as Americans, regardless of political affiliation, deserve better — or do we?

Stuart Kern, Palos Verdes Estates

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