Letter to the Editor

Unity protests

Monday, October 9, 2017

In my unsolicited, yet no less relevant opinion, if divisiveness is one of the big bugaboos in the USA these days, why engage in divisive behavior as some form of "statement" or counteractive strategy? Standing, hand over heart, minus headgear, is the standard when the national anthem is sung or played. Kneeling, sitting or locking arms in a form of "unity protest" is nothing more than a divisive, intentional act meant to wrong-headedly call attention to an issue or cause.

Those with strong feelings about using the honoring of the values associated with the efforts of our first, as well as current, patriots would do well to come up with meaningful, concrete solutions to the problems they abhor.

Bill Kersting, Spencer