Letter for Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

• Until lying stops, nothing changes

Stand up, point out truth

While I do not usually agree with Allan Parachini’s articles in TGI, I find the conclusion in his Jan. 23 article, recapping the Women’s March on Washington, spot right on.

“This is a time for reflection by all of us. What do we want our country to mean and who are we really?”

This is why I joined the Jan. 21 Kauai sign-waving event in Lihue and supported Anne Punohu’s march. I had the idea for my sign when now-President Trump announced his candidacy more than 18 months ago, hoping there would be a venue to show it publicly once I made it.

Apparently, it is a winner as literally hundreds of sign wavers took photos of it as they passed my spot in the extraordinarily long line of participants. While folks stopped to take photos, I had a chance to share my philosophy.

“Until lying stops in all our personal relationships, families, jobs, schools, colleges, textbooks, hospitals, press, local and state governments, etc., nothing will ever change, no matter who is president. This is not just about Trump … it is about all of us every day.”

Some folks stayed and told me stories in their own lives that have really concerned them about this issue.

President Trump professes to be a Christian, but I consider him a hypocrite by constantly breaking the Ninth Commandment, one of the moral codes of Christian theology.

As John Zwiebel’s TGI Jan. 26 letter expresses “… there comes a time when the truth has to be expressed, and now is the time.”

With aloha.

Marj Dente, Kapaa

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