Apology accepted. I think we all know you didn't mean it the way it was worded, I just wanted to point out how it felt to me when I read it and may feel to others. We are good. It takes a strong person to apologize and we are all united in our mission here...sometimes we all slip up, so thanks.
Imaging you an incoming member of the US Naval Academy Class of 2022. An academy graduate and former navy pilot and US Senator has just passed away, and the nation is in mourning. You are fully aware that John McCain's father and grandfather, both academy graduates, had achieved Admiral rank and were decorated heroes of past wars. Now you read that the President of the United States, your Commander-in-chief, has refused to pay tribute to John McCain, refused to issue the words of tribute suggested by the White House staff. You read that the current President of the US has refused to pay tribute to a man who served honorably in the US Senate for 31 years, most recently as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a man who was highly esteemed by members of both political parties. You know that the McCains are one of the most storied and honored families in the history of the Academy and in the history of the US Navy. You know that Senator McCain was imprisoned and tortured in Hanoi for 5 years, and that he refused early release until all of his fellow captives had first been released at the end of the Vietnam conflict. Now how will you reconcile in your own mind that this President, Donald Trump, so lacking in basic civility and respect for a deceased Naval officer, is your Commander-in-chief?