DEAR EDITOR:

My heart rejoices when I see how the white young people of our nation have responded to the need of our Black citizens. Perhaps our country will aright itself yet. I trust they will follow up their zeal with their votes bearing in mind most politicians require close scrutiny.

I am reminded of how the western-history writer, S.C. Gwynne, analyzed the relationship between the militant predestinarian Baptist settlers and the American Indians. “They hated Indians with a particular passion, considering them something less than fully human, and blessed with inalienable rights to absolutely nothing…they were severe in their religion and intolerant of people who did not believe as they did.” It isn’t difficult to see a corollary in today’s Evangelical Calvinist wannabes, these people of the gun. The equally militant Republican Congress and their surreptitious operations could stand a healthy dose of air and sunshine.

As a nation we have wandered far afield from the foot of the cross, our anchor in eternity.

Jim Rooks

Acworth

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