All Lives Matter

Dear Editor,

I won’t say that Black Lives Matter.  Please, hear me out.  I believe that All Lives Matter ­– because they do.  I was raised not to care about the color of a person’s skin and that no color was more or less important than any other color.  Skin color is not something people choose.  That’s just the way it is and is no different than the color of your eyes or hair.

I was raised to trust and believe in people until they showed that was not the case.  I was raised to believe that there would be times in life when I would be knocked to the ground and that after I got butt kicked, I should stand up and start over again.  I was raised to know that as a human being, I would make mistakes that would range from minor stupidities to some really big whoppers.  I was raised to acknowledge and accept the consequences of my “errors in judgment,” to move on and to try to do better by not making the same mistake again.  I was raised to believe that sometimes life would be unfair but that nobody owed me a living. I was raised to believe that hard work was the way to get ahead.   If I wanted to succeed, I would have to earn it myself because it would not be handed to me. 

Therefore I just don’t care if someone is white, black, red, green, purple or whatever.  I don’t care if they are straight, gay, bi, tri or whatever.  I don’t care if a guy thinks he is a girl or a girl thinks she is a guy.  I applaud and celebrate the equality of job opportunity.  If you want to be a police officer, cook, teacher, banker, work in construction or whatever, I think that is great because it is your choice.  But equality of opportunity does not guarantee equality of outcome.  In computers, there is the term GIGO.  It means garbage in, garbage out.  Another way to look at it is if you don’t put in the time and effort, don’t expect to be get ahead.  If you want to be a ditch digger, then do your best and be proud of your work because every job has value.

There is no institutional racism in the US.  There are certainly people who are racist and instances when life is not fair and racism exists.  However, people who don’t say Black Lives Matter are not racists.  They are people who believe that All Lives Matter – because they do regardless of the color of their skin. 

Finally, if some laws need to be changed, work within the system to correct them.  Anarchy is not the answer to injustice.  Anarchy creates injustice.  We can’t wipe away the sins in our history by tearing down statues or monuments of people who lived hundreds of years ago.  Remember, nobody is perfect.  All of us should be judged by the totality of our lives, not just the good or not so good parts of it.  Isn’t that what we do when a family member or friend dies? Isn’t that the way you would want to be remembered?  How can we hold our ancestors to the purity tests of today?  What example are we setting for the next generation?  Will they tear down the monuments we erect using the purity tests of their generation?  Remember, acknowledge and accept our past mistakes and learn from them.  If we try to erase the past, future generations will make the same mistakes over and over again. 

Ken Orms



The National Anthem May Be Next

Dear Editor,

The radicals, the socialists, the Marxists, the communists – in other words leftists and members of the (Nationalist Socialist) Democrat Party – have reveled their ultimate plan. They are out to completely strip away any and everything that is the identity of the United States of America.

Comrade Pelosi has said “I’m concerned about slavery in our country.” (Personal note: We still have slavery in this country?) “I think it’s a sin.” (No argument there.) “I also am concerned about what happened to Native Americans in our country, so we have a list of grievances that are part of the early years of our country and we do not want that to be continued by glorifying any of the people who perpetrated those injustices.”

She has said she is willing to discuss the removal of statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Why do I believe this is just allowing the camel’s nose under the tent?

There are now rumblings, which we know ultimately leads to action by anti-American mobs, of replacing the national anthem. I’m sure the Pledge of Allegiance is on their evil agenda as well.

As I said before, this is attempt by anti-American mobs to strip away and destroy the very identity of our country. And based on the lack of action those who laughingly call themselves our leaders, I’m afraid they’ve made some inroads. These are actions that have taken place in second and third world countries in the past that ultimately lead to violent revolution and an overthrowing of the government and resulting in anarchy and civil war within those countries. These minions of those that consider themselves our betters, consider themselves the lords and ladies over us peasants, mindless go about doing their destructive work not realizing that once the “revolution” is over, they’ll be the first to go.

Here are two quotes in closing:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.  But it cannot survive treason from within.  An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.  But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” – John Stuart Mill

God save America,

Alan Marshall