Our differences unite us.
To those of you that were offended by my Nov. 27 letter, thank you for taking the time to read it. And to Mr. Richard Evanson, thank you for your passionate response.
To be fair, I made no mention of any candidate's name in my letter, nor did I say or make anything up. The candidate's own words are damning evidence enough to besmirch his reputation.
The Herald inferred that I was speaking of Mr. Donald Trump and created the headline comparing Trump to a former despot. I assume you made the same inference; why would that be?
Is it because the statements made by Hitler concerning the Jews as undesirable threats against the state and his plan to deal with them sound very similar to the rhetoric espoused by Mr. Trump? It begins benignly enough.
Registration, monitor, then increases in degree until the final solution. Unconscionable?
I was moved to write this piece earlier this year when the famous/infamous Mexican rapist, murders, thieves speech hit the airwaves. It was not until I heard of his plan to establish a Muslim database that my conscious drove me to write.
Not all Mexicans are murderers and rapist. Not all Muslims are terrorist. That is the thinking of a despot.
All I am trying to say is that those that do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
You and I have different opinions and that's fine. It's the difference between the Mexican, Chinese, black, white, Muslim, Christian, Jew and all the rest of the nationalities and faiths in our country that makes us great, makes us strong.
To quote Bishop Desmond Tutu. "We are made different not in order to be separated. We're made different to know of our need for each other."