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Lee Ridenour: What would our forefathers think?

I just wonder what our forefathers would think of us as Americans.

I mean we have politicians calling for the death of politicians. We have actors that just because they don’t agree wanting to see harm done to others, just so they can have their way. We have people of all colors and races calling for murders and the killing of each other. We have riots destroying millions of dollars worth of property, personal and business. We have citizens killing each other and for what?

We have families, in some cases, having issues because one party does not agree with another. We have friendships that are no more because I don’t think just as someone else does. Whatever happened to the right to have your own opinion of things and maybe express them? Have we become such an intolerant nation? Are we really to the point where you or I don’t have the right to disagree without the fear of someone wanting to do us harm?

I am 73 years old and I have witnessed our country go through a lot, not always good and not always bad. But where we are headed is scary for what we are leaving for our kids, grandkids and our great-grandkids.

Lee Ridenour

Nevada City

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