Writer trivialized soldiers’ deaths
In regard to Richard W. Lewis Jr.’s Oct. 13 letter (“Lies, propaganda keep covid war alive”), I’m sure most readers totally understand your letter outlining the comparison of military deaths versus covid deaths. You stated that “only” 2,218 were killed in Afghanistan. ONLY, really?
ONLY 2,218 fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, they were all real people who had real families that still mourn the loss of their loved ones. Don’t trivialize the number of deaths our military occurs during a time of war, the loss of one is too many.
Progressives have selective memories
The selective memory of the progressive collective is stunning as Ms. Newton wrote in her Oct. 7 letter (“It won’t be easy to undo Trump impact.”)
Parents have begun to hold schools accountable for what they teach.
The pandemic and its closed classrooms for the first time revealed the process of institutionalization that begins in grade school and as parents have become aware they have begun taking action.
As a result, a very few have overstepped but no more frequently than those of the left.
Other than temporary custodial duty to protect, it’s not a school’s place to protect children; they aren’t our children but rather the parent’s children.
It really doesn’t take a village, just parents.
As for rude behavior, certainly you remember the multi-million-dollars in damage at the left wing “block parties” across America, or the incident at Saratoga restaurants last year, or more recently the action of a few in an Arizona bathroom. Well, perhaps not, what with the selective memory of the left.
And do you forget those police precincts torched in Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis, to name a few? Or how about the cathedral in Washington, D.C., or the multitude of businesses looted and burned.
No, the progressive mind shuts down when presented with those images.
Those fires pale in comparison to the firestorm at the southern border, the tragedy of those left behind in Afghanistan or the ever increasing tax of inflation.
I wish I had one of those selective memories. It would go well with rose colored glasses, or maybe even blinders.
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