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Blondes are frightened of loopy white individuals too

june letter of the month

Columnist Jonathan Capehart factors out that almost all black Individuals reside in worry of loopy white individuals, and he defines the paranoid facet as being prepared to do no matter it takes to keep up and improve the white majority and management. It was a great learn. I’d add that a variety of white individuals additionally reside in worry of loopy white individuals. White supremacists and conspiracy theorists for whom all logic, motive, and compassion are absent are the extremes of society and needs to be of concern to all of us.

David L Frishkorn, Tampa

confuse the 2 c’s

Conservative Hillsdale School Florida helps DeSantis reshape schooling , July 5

I’ve held varied positions in Christian greater schooling for 47 years at three universities and the Council of Christian Faculties and Universities. I first encountered Hillsdale School by a cooperative research overseas program at Oxford College. I researched a school that claimed to be a extremely severe, Christian, however was disenchanted with a school utilizing the “Christian card” at any time when it helped the trigger. Nonetheless, I principally met individuals who confused conservatism with Christianity. These two phrases will not be synonymous, though a excessive proportion of my preachers confuse the 2.

I criticize Hillsdale School and Gov. Ron DeSantis for enjoying the “C” sport. I don’t essentially decide his honesty, however I do criticize his delusion. It is unattainable to close them down politically, frankly, associating faithfully to the life and teachings of Jesus. The identical evaluation applies to the Bible as properly.

We’ve got real Christian schools right here in Florida that search to supply an schooling the place religion is taken into account an integral a part of the curriculum. For instance, take a look at Warner College or Palm Seashore Atlantic College. Most of their teachers and leaders imagine that the seek for reality will not be so easy and don’t confuse c. You may discover a mixture of conservative, liberal and liberal school on their campuses, all of whom agree on the significance of advancing Christianity.

Richard Gathro, largo

weapons of warfare

Photos of gun violence can attraction to the general public. Column, 8 July

Photos of devastated cities, burning buildings, rescuers carrying badly injured individuals, mourning the lifeless, and thousands and thousands of individuals fleeing west from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have enthralled us since February . Whereas we’re all grateful that no outdoors drive is attacking our nation, as of July 4 this yr the US had suffered 309 mass shootings. That is 60 occasions greater than the 5 mass shootings in all 44 European nations. And whereas Japan was in shock this week over the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, do not forget that there was just one firearm-related dying in the entire of 2021 – in a rustic of 125 million individuals.

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In reality, we aren’t solely main the world in mass shootings, we reside in a rustic the place each place of worship, each neighborhood middle, each civil servant, each purchasing middle, each faculty and each police drive One has a plan of assault. our personal; An indignant, deranged American citizen armed with a weapon of warfare. Most lately, the Senate celebrated after passing a gun legislation, which elevated funding for psychological well being, stricter background checks and elevated faculty safety. Are the weapons of warfare or the high-capacity magazines which can be used so relentlessly to devastate so many American communities and households, even overtly debated? No.

Sadly, whereas immersed in celebrating Independence Day, our nation was once more flooded with violence and we watched in horror what occurred in Highland Park, Illinois. Why ought to these peaceable, patriotic residents fear about being injured or killed by weapons of warfare? There’s a important have to construct a protected society and assist the numerous public servants, particularly the police, who will undoubtedly be requested to confront deranged people and hate teams armed with weapons of warfare. To me, coping with weapons of warfare will not be solely crucial, it is very important preserve our democracy.

Peter Betzer, St. Petersburg

hard-hitting column

Might DeSantis be an even bigger menace to the Republic? , Column, 7 July

Simply once I was beginning to surprise if the Tampa Bay Occasions actually feared Gov. Ron DeSantis, right here comes a column from Max Boot exposing our governor to the petty, imply authoritarian I feel he’s. Thanks for reaffirming my perception within the energy of the free press. I will take pleasure in it so long as it lasts, and with the rise of Gov. DeSantis to political energy, I worry it might not be for for much longer.

Brian Wakovi, St. Petersburg


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