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Letter: We’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for ‘heroes’

We’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for ‘heroes’

We used to have stalwart, untarnished heroes: Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Andrew Jackson, etc. In modern times, we’ve held up sports heroes as role models. One by one, they’ve perhaps not fallen, but their shine has definitely dimmed. Nevertheless, it seems we absolutely need heroes, whoever they may be, and we’ve taken to scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Three current “heroes” come to mind: Cliven Bundy, Kim Davis and, of course, Donald Trump. Bundy was a hero for grazing his cattle on federal land and then refusing to pay for it. Davis refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds but has been married 4 times. And there isn’t enough space for me to list Trump’s stupidities. Any real candidates for hero out there?

David Irvin

Williamsville