Steady approach

It is reassuring to have a steady-minded vice president like Mike Pence. During his trip to South Korea and Japan, Pence spoke with a serious face, strong words and sincere emotions. Not once has he tweeted anything, nor has he bragged on himself or made himself out to be bigger and better than other leaders.

The Korean Peninsula remains a hot spot in the world today, and it will take cool heads, smart commentary and diplomatic ties with other peace-loving nations to keep North Korea in check. Its leader, Kim Jong-un, does not think rationally about the nuclear weapons in that dark nation’s arsenal. He definitely needs to see the strong side of the U.S.A. and its neighbors, Japan and China, and of course, South Korea.

This is a good time for Americans to say a prayer for divine guidance as evil lurks in North Korea. The most comforting scene of last week’s news was seeing Vice President Mike Pence step off Air Force II in Seoul, while firmly grasping his wife Karen’s hand.

Integrity is easy to spot.

—Rudy Taylor, publisher of three

newspapers in southeast Kansas

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