Letter: No excuse for the way the president behaved

I am almost 18 years old and will be a senior at Carson High School this coming year. Recently, I read the editorial written by Rose Williams dated Aug. 17, and was astounded at her perception of what behavior is acceptable by the president of the United States as well as modern day teenagers.

There has never been and will never be an excuse for the way our president behaved, and as president, he especially holds the responsibility to set an example of Christian leadership.

I am appalled at the immorality, the loss of morals and the growing distance between God and our nation. As a nation, we must focus our priorities in accordance with God's will, and without the proper leadership that cannot and will not happen. God tells us in Matthew 15:14, "If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit," that we must look to him for guidance or pay the consequences.

Today, we are being led by the blind, and as children and teenagers look to their authorities, which include the president of the United States as examples and they find that divorce is more acceptable, adultery is second nature, and lying is the best way out of a sticky situation.

A person is defined by the way he/she acts whether it is his/her private life or not; therefore, everyone, especially the adults and leaders in a community, has the obligation to strive to present himself as exemplary role models for the youth of today to follow.

AMY MARTIN

Carson City

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