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

The Macon Telegraph on school testing: For years, teachers, education administrators, parents and other school personnel have cried foul ov ... Read More


Just the facts, ma’am

Dr. Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, is now the most hated man in America. He has had to shut down his practice. His office building i ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: In an off-agenda item – meaning it was not on the Newnan City Counci ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on proposed pastor's protection act: We agree with a University of Georgia scholar that a state "pastor's p ... Read More


Cyberbullying is real

It used to be school bullies would steal your lunch money or give you a wedgie on the playground. Sometimes, you’d have to find anothe ... Read More

Ending racism by blowing up a mountain

And so it begins. Earlier this week the Atlanta City Council voted 9-2 to ask Gov. Nathan Deal to consider making changes to the carvings on ... Read More