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Who is to blame?

In her column “Language defines culture” (Sept.28), Sue Lani Madsen again demonstrates her ability to blame liberals for another of society’s woes. She parrots that Democrats accusing Republicans of being racist is ineffective in combating racism. She does throw in a few comments that the right also has a problem in labeling Democrats as “socialists.” However, her column repeatedly blames Democrats for extreme language.

Meanwhile, she ignores the elephant in the room.

President Trump assaults us daily with tweets including calling a congressman treasonous and talking about civil war breaking out if impeachment proceedings against him continue. The silence from Republicans, including Ms. Madsen, on the damage that his language promotes on a daily basis, while unbelievable, has become the status quo.

If she truly believes that the center cannot hold why doesn’t she criticize President Trump for his language? It reminds me of the Bible verse, “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?”

Laurie Connelly



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