Response to Hammett column

Ms. Louise “Biddy” Hammett’s guest column, "Slow process to warped thinking," states the following:

“Students today learn various agendas which are promoted in classrooms, for them to become sympathetic toward populations of foreign nations and non-Christian religious persuasions.”

I believe it's an effort of educators to INFORM students about the world around them. We don't live in a world where imposed rules and old ideas apply anymore.

The Internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc., have provided the people around the world a network to communicate.

I'll wager Ms. Hammett learned the “War of Northern Aggression” was fought to protect “States’ Rights” – not slavery. Did she learn about the “Tulsa Massacre,” where the most prosperous black community in America was destroyed over a false rumor? Did she approve of the “separate but unequal” policy in the South at that time? Did she protest about any of these injustices? Psalm readings and the Lord's Prayer are acceptable in private – not public – schools.

Open your eyes – your grandchildren are coming of age. They have an open mind. They are able to formulate their own opinions. Interracial marriage, same-sex marriage, LGBT rights, medical and recreational marijuana sales are overwhelmingly approved by our younger generation. Ask them and you will learn.

I'm truly sorry for people who can't or won't see evidence of inevitable change. I think it will produce a better world. As long as the press remains free, it's unstoppable.

John Merrick

Newnan



More Opinion

Georgia Says

What other newspapers throughout Georgia are editorializing about: The Augusta Chronicle on whether marriage should be privatized: Rand Paul ... Read More


Political correctness run amok

Let us pause for a moment to remember the day, July 1, 2015. It was the day America finally lost all rational thought and succumbed to what ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RAVE: More than 200 Cowetans of every race and age joined together in an ecumeni ... Read More


Same-sex marriage is here

Friday morning, as Cowetans were busy at work, taking care of tasks at home and seeking to find respite from unusually hot weather, the Eart ... Read More


Senoia business deserves more than a snowball’s chance

Senoia is known as a town where people like to have fun. Whether it’s sipping something cold with neighbors on the front porch in the ... Read More

Charleston tragedy bringing people together

The fatal shooting of nine people gathered for Bible study at a Charleston, S.C. church has shocked people in Coweta County and across the n ... Read More