My wife, Chris, and I had planned to attend my 50th High School reunion in September.
It should be a time to reconnect, share life experiences and enjoy an event that comes only once in a lifetime. After reading some of the posts, I am not sure.
Since our lives have taken different paths, we have all matured and may look at life and where we are as a community and nation differently.
Remember different is not necessarily better, just different.
We live in a divided nation. The people in the United States are wise. They have values and common sense. The last three presidential elections have revealed these values. President Bush 43 began as an effective leader and labeled himself as a “Compassionate Conservative.”
We had tax breaks and an expansion of Medicare drug programs. We also experienced 9-11. We were engaged in a war with a doubtful outcome.
The American voters grew tired of this direction and went to the polls and elected Barack Obama. There was great promise and every thinking American wanted him to succeed. I as a Conservative, did. After all if he succeeds, America succeeds. Whether or not he was a success is a matter of opinion.
Next the American people selected Donald Trump. He is a unique figure. There is no doubt about it. Love him or hate him he is a disruptor. Time will tell if he will be successful.
My point is the American voters have spoken. Donald Trump is the President. If you like him support him. If you do not, then defeat him in November 2020. The country is not going to hell. It did not when George Bush was President and it did not when Barack Obama was President.
I am worried that some of my Huntington High fellow Alumni/ae posts are getting too political. We are losing our senses of humor. We are losing our civility. I am concerned that the events planned may become uncomfortable if it becomes too polarized.
Whether we are Liberal or Conservative we are not going to be able to change each other’s views. So I suggest that we just enjoy the events planned and bask in the moment.
This time for the class of 68 will not come again. There will be no 100th reunion.
Hi, Steve Bilzi here. I am adding this page to record your thoughts as I receive them. Let everyone know what you've been doing! I'd love to start a page with ix of how you look now, too, so we minimize the awkwardness of staring at name tags all night. Kind of a pre-event primer, don't ya know....