We must demonstrate honesty and civility

Donna J. Moran, Scotia


With each passing day, more and more of our civility and civil liberties are being stripped away and disparaged. I admit that there must be some “common ground.

 However, this will never be achieved unless respect, honesty and inclusion starts coming from the person at the top. 

On this July 4, 2018, I found it very difficult to maintain the hopes and dreams of my immigrant grandparents who came to the United States to work hard, contribute to their communities, and provide a good, decent and inclusive life for generations to come.  

We are the United States of America, the “melting pot” of the world. Let’s not forget all the sacrifices that have been made as we honor our nation.

Let’s vow that we won’t allow the sacrifices of so many who fought for racial, gender and religious equality, who fought against atrocities around the globe, to be forgotten, diminished or squandered. We can be better, without shredding the building blocks that are our foundation.

I found this quote to represent Independence Day this year: “True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.” –Clarence Darrow.

Donna J. Moran


Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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