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Letter: It's time to show respect to leader

President-elect Barack Obama smiles after his acceptance speech at the election night rally in Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

During the past 20 years we have had many Bush and Clinton haters in our country. You don't have to like the opposition, and you don't have to agree with their policies. But once someone is elected president of the United States, you do owe some respect to the office, to our Constitution and to your fellow Americans.

I am not an Obama fan, but I know and respect a lot of people that are. It is disrespectful to Obama and to them to act as if he is unworthy to lead our country. I hope that their opinion of his strengths and abilities will turn out to be right, and mine will turn out to be wrong.