I went to Green Dragon in Ephrata to buy our local produce and other supplies. Where there should have been apples and peaches, I saw huge flags and banners and hats — which could be bought from vendors at a price — extolling the greatness of President Donald Trump.

There was another era in which a country displayed huge banners and flags. It was Germany in the 1930s, extolling the greatness of Adolf Hitler.

To the owners of the Green Dragon: Please keep the politics out of your business. It would be a better place if you did that. It is so easy to push the politics of hate where we live and then endorse it at the ballot box.

Richard F. Smith