LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Wake-up call

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At a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 15, President Trump put equal blame for the weekend riots in Charlottesville on those protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, with those demonstrating against them.

Regardless of what Mr. Trump said, the issue is not about the First Amendment and free speech, the right of people to gather in protest, nor the removal of a statue. The issue is about calling out and denouncing the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK who espouse bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism. 

This is a wake-up call to our society as to what is happening to civil discourse in our country. The fact that moral leadership is lacking from the top only highlights the importance of ensuring that our students recognize, understand and not remain silent when they witness such occurrences. 

Each educator has the obligation to ensure that tolerance and mutual respect are taught at all levels, starting with their own classrooms.

Eileen W. Fisher

Eileen W. Fisher

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TruthTeller

Whatever.....you're not really fooling anyone anymore with this stuff. Any real examination of Charlottsville will show that Trump was right to denouce both sides.

Here's a Video of Antifa Violence that CNN will never report on. Notice the red and black flags they are carrying. Very reminiscnet of Nazis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGWmzGoQzgU

Friday, September 1
TruthTeller

After watching this:

https://www.prisonplanet.com/antifa-mobs-violently-attack-peaceful-protesters-at-berkeley-police-stand-down.html

Do you still believe the narrative that only the right is violent?

Friday, September 1
TruthTeller

Here's a real wake up call. FBI and Homeland Security deem Antifa a terrorist organization. What was that again about right wing violence?

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/01/antifa-charlottesville-violence-fbi-242235

Friday, September 1
TruthTeller

I don't recall Trump supporters assaulting journalists, but here is an article on the top 10 Antifa assaults on journalists.

http://trump.news/2017-09-02-antifa-top-ten-violent-assaults-journalists.html

If anyone would care to share an article on a Trump supporter assaulting a journalist I'm all ears......

Saturday, September 2
Michael Hinman

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Tuesday, September 5