Letters to the Editor

Choose the nation’s path

The Kahns’ remarks were devastating for their truth. Donald Trump has insulted women, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, political opponents, veterans, anyone who dares to disagree with him.

What if:

A fanatical Christian bombs an abortion clinic: Should we ban additional Christians from the country or round up those in the country for protection?

A criminal from Ohio commits murder in Kentucky: Should we ban all visitors from Ohio and build a wall to protect the commonwealth? Would a wall around each state where Americans have committed atrocities be a good idea: Oklahoma, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, California, Texas …

Refugees flee their homelands from bombings, lack of food, water and safe shelter. Rather than screen carefully, should countries ban entry for all suffering people?

In the 17th century, people in Salem, Mass., were accused of being demons, and many were tortured and put to death in kangaroo courts.

How differently our founders in the 18th century viewed human rights, set out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

To protect those rights, they stated, “with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

Which way will our country go?

Anne Keating

Lexington

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