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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Who cast the first stone at Deen?
Accusing Paula Deen is professional bullying. It is kindergarten behavior at a higher level.
Who has never said or thought the “n-word”? Or said or thought “cracker” or “white trash”? Where is the investigating reporter who asks who, what, where, when this started? Who wants Deen’s job? Who is angry at her? Who is jealous?
Find the root of this accusation, and that will be big news.
Deen should stand up and tell her accusers to go away until they find someone who has never used or thought the same word.
This is a good lesson in bullying, and adults must be examples in stopping such behavior.
To quote author and pastor Eugene Peterson, “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults — unless, of course, you want the same treatment.”
Rights are worth fighting for
Susan Zorn’s letter of June 27 (“Society can find harmony on gun issues”) said that having your rights taken away is the price of peaceful living. Really?
Aren’t we glad that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and others like them didn’t feel that way? Aren’t we glad that the troops at Valley Forge didn’t feel that way?
If the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima and Okinawa had thought it best to give away our rights for peaceful living, Zorn would not be able to voice her opinion in public. She wouldn’t have the right.
Does Zorn think Martin Luther King should have opted for peaceful living rather than standing up for his rights and the rights of the people he fought for?
Every soldier, sailor and airman who fought and died for liberty and freedom would be ashamed to hear an American citizen say we should give up our rights for peaceful living.
LANCE O. HUNT
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