Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

US: What kind of America do we want?

Letter by Larry P. Hill, Olympia on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:00 am with No Comments »
February 19, 2013 12:35 pm

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.

 

Tags:
, ,
Leave a comment Comments
*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0