When was the last time an American President made repeated personal attacks on a dead American hero or politician? I can’t think of any examples. Why do a large number of people calling themselves Republicans approve of this behavior? Everyone should be concerned when our institutions do not take a stand against abhorrent or criminal behavior. Our republic needs the stability provided by high expectations and accountability for the public behaviors of our leaders and citizens. We cannot allow decency to disappear from the public square, and we must hold those who attack it accountable.