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To the Editor:
Franklin Graham suggested we read our Bible, then go vote. I grew up without ever seeing a Bible. Thankfully I married into a family some 50 years ago and they introduced me to the Book.
I would suggest you read the dictionary. Look up socialism and then communism, and then go vote.
Thank you for reading this.
Marilyn Sasker
To the Editor:
I enjoyed reading the opinion piece by Mr. Radisewitz. I laud him for his anti-race stance in the ’80s and ’90s.
In the past 28 years since his retirement from coaching, changes have occurred. We now have black police officers, chiefs, city council members, governors, and we elected a black president. Today we have a black woman running as a vice-presidential candidate. The Minnesota Twins, as an example, have players from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Japan and Germany.
I think this is proof that America is not a racist country. More proof, the people who helped the individuals Radisewitz wrote about were not racists. Black Lives Matter drew attention to police brutality. Some of them were black. Black homicides by gunfire in our major cities is not protested.
My question: Is Black Lives Matter a protest for all blacks and all forms of police brutality? My three siblings and I were raised by a single mother. We lived for four years in a housing project. I, you and the people in his article overcame obstacles and succeeded because we live in America, a country that if you want it and are willing to work for it, you can have it.
I am disappointed that the media, politicians and civic leaders ridicule capitalism and our exceptionalism to perpetuate their agenda.
Bill PreussLuverne
To the Editor:
My wife and I live on the north end of Donaldson, very close to the school. We have a good view of students coming and going to and from school.
On occasions the kids we know in our neighborhood will stop and visit with us. The first question I ask them is if they are glad to be back in school, and without a doubt they are really happy to be in school.
There is a sixth-grader across the street from us, and I ask him how he likes the hybrid system in which he goes to school five days in a two-week period and the other days he uses his computer for his school work. He said it’s OK, but he would rather be in school on a full-time basis.
I understand the school has a very good procedure for dealing with the threat of the virus and that the students are doing very well with these requirements. This is a good indication they are glad to be in school. They certainly don’t want to go back to how they finished out the last school year.
The students really need the community’s help in keeping our schools open and in getting all our students back on a full-time basis.
We really need to follow the guidelines given to us by experts to help mitigate the spread of the virus which certainly is in our community. This might mean that you may need to give up some of your personal liberties until this is under control.
Our kids really need us, as a community, to step up and follow the guidelines. I hope we are not selfish and choose to cheat our kids out of the most valuable experience of their young lives.
Laurin and Rose Carroll

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