Priest: How about an amnesty for Trump voters?

The tire amnesty held in Oconee County recently gave me an idea.

Citizens were allowed to drop off old tires at recycling centers without paying a fee. The county lost a little revenue, but the amnesty reduced the number of illegal tire dumps and the mosquitoes breeding there. It’s a trade-off.

We need something like that for Trump voters: a face-saving way for them to say – finally – “I made a mistake” without being roundly pelted with harsh volleys of “We told you so!” and “What were you thinking?”

Half of us sure would love to put Trump voters through a gauntlet of recrimination. But it would be better to all come to terms with the frightening nature of a pinball president careening through the White House stopping to tweet – ding! ding! – then watching Fox News – ding! ding! – and onward, heedlessly.

Let’s declare an amnesty period so that we can – together – address the many problems we face in the world.

--Pat Priest

Priest: How about an amnesty for Trump voters?

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