“How do we stop these people?” Donald Trump asked his worshipers at a May 2019 rally in Florida, referring to Hispanic immigrants. “Shoot them!” a congregant shouted. “Only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement,” said a grinning Trump.

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” candidate Trump said at a rally in Sioux City.

“When I take the oath of office next year, I will restore law and order to America. Believe me, believe me,” said Trump in 2016.

“We are a nation of laws,” says the career criminal in the White House who insists that laws don’t apply to him.

“Great personality and very smart. Good combination … a very talented man … he loves his country very much,” said a blathering Trump of the mass murderer Kim Jong-Un.

“True,” a grinning Trump replied on the Howard Stern show in 2006 when told he was a sexual predator.

"I will be phenomenal to the women. I mean, I want to help women,” said the self-professed sexual predator on CBS Face the Nation in 2015.

“That makes me smart,” the corporate welfare king replied when criticized for using tax loopholes to avoid paying federal income taxes.

“Nobody has better respect for intelligence than Donald Trump,” said Trump of himself as he seeks to dismantle the institutions that protect our nation from her greatest enemies.

“Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it,” said the man who betrayed his country by allying with anti-democratic Putin against American democracy.

It is time we ask ourselves: Are Donald Trump’s values the values of our nation, our community, our houses of worship, and our families?

Bruce Gourley