A recent letter cheering on Raul Labrador has some troubling threads.
The idea that Charlottesville was a result of both right and left extremists is akin to placing Nazi Occupation in World War II on a moral level with the French Resistance. One might consider the French terrorists, for using violence against the Nazis and Vichy government.
Labrador’s sneering excuses about not chiming in on every news item ignores the tragic significance of these events and their effects nationally.
The echoing of alt-right media definitions of the left’s “agenda” reveals a narrow spectrum of information sources.
Using “Chicago” as a pejorative is startling. What other swaths of America would they have us fear and reject?
Bob Kustra cares about those he has been appointed to assist in reaching their potential as students and citizens. He’s good at it.
The referral to African-Americans as “the blacks” (wow) and stating that seeking equality and empowerment for all Americans has no place in Idaho suggests, not too subtly, that those seeking that justice also have no place in Idaho.
They are right about one thing. Idahoans should speak loudly their opinions on hate. Amen.
Burt Peterson, Meridian