Letters

Politicians don't stand up for rights

Posted: Aug. 31, 2017 11:40 am

To The Herald-Whig:

On today's news, they announced another statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was erected. I'm fat and dumb, but how can one group of people demand statues they don't like be torn down -- and then expect everyone to like and accept theirs?

They now worry about Christopher Columbus statues. Are they going to quit teaching in schools how his voyages helped discover the New World? That sounds like brainwashing.

Let's tear down every statue everywhere -- then nobody can complain about fairness. Then, of course, all street names (and parks) with Jefferson, Washington, Jackson, etc., in their names be changed to Acme, Acme No. 1, Acme No. 2, etc. Those are good clean neutral names nobody should be able to complain about. It was good enough for the Roadrunner and Coyote, so ought to be good enough for everybody else.

Our politicians nowadays haven't got enough guts to stand for the same rights for everybody. This reminds me of the old-time organ grinder who stood on the street corner cranking out music with the little monkey dancing around on a chain and holding a tin cup for change -- now they dance for votes. This is more important than a country with values that stand the test of time, not whoever can complain the loudest and just expects everything be their way or "it's the highway." That is not equality (no way, shape or form), but the politicians keep their jobs.

 

Terry Totsch

Liberty, Ill.