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Letter: The bar for bad behavior was lowered once again

Carl Wannemacher writes this of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: "I cannot imagine the demented world this man lives in that enables him to prey on frightened and vulnerable humans for his political satisfaction. Words cannot fully express the degree of disgust in which I hold this person."

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Every time I think we have debased ourselves to our wretched worst, someone moves the bar again. This time is Ron DeSantis of Florida.

I cannot imagine the demented world this man lives in that enables him to prey on frightened and vulnerable humans for his political satisfaction. Words cannot fully express the degree of disgust in which I hold this person.

It raises the larger issue, of course. Immigrants, all of us basically, began coming here illegally in the 17th century. Just because we nearly annihilated the indigenous population and enslaved another does not give us a pass to treat everyone as non-human.

I have tried to see both sides of this argument. Unfortunately, there is not an equivalency there on which to base a discussion. The rules of humanity will have to suffice. The big eat the little, the many rule the few. The best you can hope for is that they are generous and kind. Good luck with that, white folks.

Carl Wannemacher lives in Perham, Minn.

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