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



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