Last week demonstrators came to Lansing carrying Trump flags and automatic weapons into the Capitol.

Is this combative behavior good for our country? I believe President Trump stokes this behavior. His weapons of choice are fear and hate—you verses us.

You may be reading this and saying, “I am a Trump supporter, but nothing like the people you describe above.” I’m sure there are supporters who are appalled by this behavior and would not participate in it. But are you still supportive of his reelection?

Please consider that voting for Trump enables the hateful behavior he provokes. It could only get more pervasive with his reelection. With our image in the world already destroyed, are we also going to destroy ourselves from within? Can’t we agree that a new, positive leader is needed for the good of our country?

We need to heal. Joe Biden is not perfect, but he could unite us.

—Carolyn Medland
Lapeer Twp.