Growing up I was taught to respect the office of the President of the United States. It was something I remember vividly from both my family and my teachers. It seemed to be the general consensus of society in those days.
One evening while I was outside playing with my friends, I remember my father telling me to come inside. President Lyndon Johnson had just died and he wanted us to pay our respects. I don't think my dad even voted for the man, but he felt it was important that we pause in that moment.
When I was in fifth grade, while watching a movie in class about the Apollo 11 moon landing, Richard Nixon's face came on the screen as he welcomed the astronauts back to Earth. Some kids in the class started booing. The teacher stopped the film and told us that it was wrong to act like that towards our President.
These things are ingrained in me to this day. I understand many people don't share my views. However, I never expected that the man that holds the office would disrespect or hold it in such low regard. That's something new. I hope we can recover.