Let he who is without sin cast the first stone-Letter to the editor

Published 2:12 pm Friday, August 28, 2020

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A local business that was displaying a Trump flag recently received an anonymous post card calling them racists and said they would never do business with them.

As far as I know, this writer did not know the business owners, had never spoken to them and had no idea of the actual views of the owners. It must be wonderful to be so perceptive.

Why is that person’s comment not considered “hate speech,” which we are continually warned must be eliminated? It is easy for the media and the opposing political party to call President Trump a racist because they don’t like his views on immigration or his having said there were good people on both sides of the protest in Charlottesville. If that is the criteria for being a racist then there are a lot of “racists” saying there were good people among the rioters in Portland, Seattle, Atlanta and Chicago.

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Maybe before they call the President a racist, they should talk to minorities such as Tim Scott or Ben Carson.

It is easy not to be a fan of the President, but people used to be able to have different political views and still be civil with each other. If we all resorted to calling each other names when there was something we didn’t want to hear, it would be a society we would not want to live in. Have you read George Orwell’s 1984 lately?

We might also try to remember what Jesus said in the Bible: “let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”