Letters to the Editor

Letter: Justice, freedom, hope and democracy

To the Editor:

I joined the NFL’s kneeling. I perceive racial injustices and a war on the middle class and the poor.

My prayer at home, U.S. flag in left hand, right hand on heart, kneeling and praying “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all; “justice for all “peoples regardless of their faith, color, ethnicity or age.

Freedom must have justice, it cannot exist without justice. I believe the U.S. wants to be a leader in freedom and justice.  

Currently, politics involves powers behind our leaders who are more about individualism rather than “We the people.” 

Don’t confuse individual with individualism. The latter is completely self-centered, narcissistic, with a sense of godliness; dangerous indeed. The former recognizes each person having individual talents, skills and potentials.

No one is better than another; all are in it together. My prayer also is for our children who are being terrorized and slaughtered by mass-destruction weapons.

I am proud of the Parkland, Florida, students’ responsiveness in speaking out and protesting about guns after their horrific tragedy. Shamefully, Florida’s state legislators have voted against controlling these weapons.

One suggestion is to arm teachers, absurd. “We the people” need to act in ways that return rule by majority rather than powerful lobbyists.

Questions: Will McHenry County students protest with Parkland students? Will we as adults? When will this disaster of massacre hit us?

Speak, act with your intelligence, hearts and souls; everyone for justice, hope and democracy. 

Richard Rill

Crystal Lake

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