Letter to the Editor: Signs of the times

Posted 8/16/21

Signs of the times It grieves me that there may never be a meeting of minds, or at least thoughtful consideration of cultural and political views dissimilar to one’s own in this land. For nearly a …

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Letter to the Editor: Signs of the times

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Signs of the times

It grieves me that there may never be a meeting of minds, or at least thoughtful consideration of cultural and political views dissimilar to one’s own in this land.

For nearly a year I have displayed a `Black lives matter’ sign outside my house in the Cotton Creek area. This morning, upon returning from an errand, I discovered it was missing. Not blown away by the wind nor eroded by the prevalent smoke in our air, but torn from its supports and stolen.

More and more we see that this is what passes for political discourse in our nation — an inability to address a contentious issue in real and productive terms (not that the value of the lives of many of our citizens should ever be contentious) but to employ the basest imaginable action to express an ingrained sense of inhuman prejudice. Our founding fathers, trying to create a nation built on reason and compromise, hoped for more. They would be disappointed in what we now are.

I can replace the stolen sign for a few dollars and continue with my life and my beliefs. Whoever you are, who committed vandalism and theft to express your discriminatory views, you will never be free of the dishonor that is a determining part of you.

Chris Stimpson,

Westminster

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