I generally stay away from partisan politics, but as a very concerned retired educator, and also author, I feel impelled to speak out on some recent troubling events. Michigan Senator Mallory McMorrow just recently gave one of the most compelling speeches I have ever heard when she blasted Michigan Senator Lana Theis who had made some very disparaging and uncalled for public comments about Senator McMorrow, who by all accounts is a wonderful person, wonderful legislator and most importantly, a wonderful parent. Theis publicly stated that Mallory McMorrow wants to “groom and sexualize kindergartners”, a completely unfounded allegation. Senator McMorrow’s speech struck a chord with me when she said “We will not let hate win”. https://news.yahoo.com/michigan-sen-mallory-mcmorrow-blasts-212318458.html?fr=yhssrp_catchall. Indeed there is a hate machine going on and it must be stopped.