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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Trace disruption to failed policies of the liberal left
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Trace disruption to failed policies of the liberal left

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Trace disruption

to failed policies

of the liberal left

During the 1960s and '70s the protests were over racial inequality led mostly by those opposed to the treatment of Blacks in the South and to some extent in the North. Great changes were promised and laws were enacted to stop segregation and unfair treatment in hiring, home buying and other injustices. Then came the war in Vietnam, which added to the unrest in the country and more protests primarily from the university and college students of that day.

Comes the 1980s and '90s and the protests of the U.S. involvement in the Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Kuwait and Afghanistan military campaigns. These protests were again run mostly from colleges and universities and anti-military groups.

Another nationwide upheaval is going on after the tragic murder of George Floyd. Again we see the protests being coordinated from the young of college age with the encouragement from other far left-wing activists and anarchists. In all three time frames there was, and is, the promise of change.

The protesters of the '60s/'70s were in charge of the legislation and no real change occurred. Did it? The protesters of the '80s/'90s were in charge of the legislation and now we see the results of their failed policies. Rioting in the streets, looting of family owned businesses, tearing down of monuments of the people who really made an impact on civil rights – Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt and the emancipator, Lincoln. Who’s next? Martin Luther King Jr.? Even today a call went out to destroy statues of Jesus and stained glass depictions of Him in churches across the country.

Michael Millikin, Valparaiso

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