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Letter: What happened to integrity and moral character?

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington.
Alex Brandon, Associated Press

I graduated from high school the year Donald Trump was elected.

Growing up as a Latter-day Saint and Boy Scout, I was taught personal integrity and moral character were prerequisites to being a good leader, yet many of the same individuals who taught me this in my youth fervently support an amoral man to be the leader of the free world.

A man who was unfaithful in all three of his marriages. A man who is on tape bragging about sexual assault. A man who has dozens of accusers of sexual assault. A man known for vulgar, profanity-laced speeches. A man who routinely demeans women based on appearance. A man who is anything but humble and whose ego is world renowned.

“Actions speak louder than words” — a saying I heard much of in my youth. My former teachers’ and leaders’ acts of support for an amoral man speak louder to me than the words I heard them say.

I believe there are many others of my generation who are hearing these actions loud and clear. We are hearing the implicit reenforcement of moral relativism.

Isaac Dew

Severance, Colorado