Readers Write: March 6


Mayor has no legs to stand on

As a Gwinnett County citizen, I would like to know why Atlanta’s mayor needs to censure our county commissioner, namely Tommy Hunter. When the Atlanta city schools receive as many awards as Gwinnett County schools without cheating, then maybe he can criticize our county commissioners.

Personally, I am proud of Tommy Hunter for not caving-in to political correctness. It shows the measure of a man who doesn’t cut and run in the face of adversity created by the media and the cupcakes of the left.

JOHN JOHNSON, LILBURN

Trump should revive ERA

As a Democrat, I may be risking aiding and abetting the “enemy,” but I was raised to look for the good in everyone. I also admired Rev. M.L. “Daddy” King Sr., who once found himself confined in a state capital elevator with the renowned racist, J.B. Stoner, who began taunting King. The gist of King’s response was, “You can’t make me hate you. Hate killed my wife and hate killed my son. I want nothing to do with hate.”

Remembering that good man, I tried to look for something good about Trump. During the campaign, he once said in regards to hiring people, “One good woman is worth 10 men.”

If he wishes to win over women and the younger generation, he would be smart to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the first victim of the radical right. Credible polls showed that the majority of Americans supported it, but legislators, who had been bombarded with campaign contributions from ERA opponents and a vastly better organized attack of phone calls and letters did not.

It is ridiculous that a Constitutional amendment simply guaranteeing that our rights (just claims) cannot be taken from us merely on the basis of our gender could be defeated, but it was. Trump could win over a great many of his opponents simply by getting that amendment passed, and doing it quickly.

MARGARET CURTIS, ATLANTA




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