My daughter, a senior at Sandwich High School, and a group of friends held a peaceful demonstration on Election Day at the entrance to the Oak Ridge School. Each held signs in support of causes that are important to them, as they are well-informed young adults, eager to be a part of the process.
Their signs encouraged respect and tolerance, coming together as a country, and support for issues that are important to them, despite the fact that most of them are not yet able to vote. They should be commended for taking action in such a positive way, wanting to make a difference, as they realize that their own futures will be affected by the outcome of this election.
I was deeply saddened to hear that although most were respectful, there were numerous people who drove by hurling insults, obscenities and vulgarities at this group of thoughtful, intelligent and civic-minded young adults. If you were one of those people, shame on you. Your intolerance and lack of respect is precisely what is WRONG with this country.
And to our children, the young adults and future leaders who were out there yesterday, know that your parents are bursting with pride over your efforts. You are all precisely what is RIGHT with this country.
Christine D. Kuchar
Great Hill Road