Re: “Where has Kate Smith’s America gone?” (letter, 2-16).
The writer’s attempt to misrepresent the quote by Jeremiah Wright, although aged and worn out, is a classic example of how the Republicans and other right-wing followers do business. Wright’s quote partnered up with illustrated examples of America’s wrongdoings.
As to the statement directed at a song sung by many, but Kate Smith in particular, does the writer think that God would bless an America that discriminates against his people? If we are all “God’s children,” a country that would attempt to lessen the lives of blacks, homosexuals or any of the other sectors that have been abused by the alleged majority, shall not be “blessed.”
If we are picking and choosing the America we want, I’ll take the one that allows for intellectual honesty and understands that America is far from perfect. As long as we live in denial of that fact, we cannot change for the better.