Last time I checked, we were all humans who are flawed and driven by emotions.
I know my emotions would run wild, if I had seen a person, whom I considered to be loyal friend, betray my friendship by disrespecting our relationship in front of my children and their neighbors and friends.
I am not saying that Mr. Whitney does not have the right to campaign for whomever he chooses to support, however he could have chosen another venue or neighborhood to do it in. He obviously did not take into consideration, how this act would make Donny Turner’s family feel.
Everyone in this event are grown adults, and all should have made more appropriate decisions. Donny Turner did what every one of us has done at one time or another in our lifetime. He let his emotions rule his behavior, and we all know that when we have our feelings hurt or feel betrayed, we go on the defensive and say and do things that are out of our character.
I challenge anyone who says this has never happened to them. I know that over the years, I have probably said and done things out of my character. Whether it be fighting for me Learning Disabled grandchild to receive an appropriate education in the public school system, or just defending what I believe in.
When you are fighting to preserve a life or your livelihood, you will say and do things you never imagined. If you can truly say this has never happened to you in your lifetime, then you must be a saint! I know that the character of a person is not defined by one action.
Character is built over a lifetime, and I am sure that anyone who truly knows Donny Turner is aware of his decent and moral character. You cannot destroy a persons character, only his reputation, and we all know that your reputation is merely what others think about you, however, character is who you actually are, and can be proven by evidence of your deeds in life.
Now is the time for everyone to stop and reflect on their lives and character, without character, there is no moral compass. Does your character supersede your reputation, or does your reputation supersede your character?
Lou Ann Norris