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Have you no sense of decency, sir?

More than once a call for decency has put the US back on the right path

By Steven P Murphy  

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in the BB&T center, Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA, August 10, 2016 ©Van Tine Dennis/ABACA USA/PA Images

My grandfather believed in America. His style and deportment were formed in the early part of the last century. He had impeccable manners, wrote letters thoughtfully, wore vested suits, and he spoke in a careful cadence I later recognized as that…

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