To The Editor:

It matters, Mr. Editor, it matters.

It matters that countries not as fortunate as us are referred to as shitholes.

It matters that our press remains free.

It matters that women are treated equally, with dignity and respect.

It matters that science is heeded.

It matters that our air and water are clean.

It matters that people of color are afforded equal opportunities.

It matters that a leader surrounds one’s self with people of character and moral fortitude.

It matters that a leader does not goad an unstable regime with talk of “bigger buttons.”

You recently wrote of the late Dick Hirschl’s impeccable manners and that he brought class and grace to every endeavor he pursued. It matters that Donald Trump possesses none of these traits.

It matters that America remains the respected leader of the Free World.

It all matters, Mr. Editor, it all matters.