Happy Independence Day!

The July 4 column by George Pyle was again a plea to readers to research and appreciate the genesis of our unusual nation. Seriously thoughtful minds worked long and hard together to produce a whole new way of approaching governance and a just society.

I have displayed on my wall — and I’d like to see it on billboards and any place people’s eyes might wander — an elegantly succinct statement Pyle made after Donald Trump labeled certain countries “s---hole nations”: “Nations are bad because they are run in just the way that our president would run this nation if 229 years of constitutional and cultural standards weren’t blocking his way.”

To me that says it all.

Louise Ewing, Salt Lake City