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Love America or leave the country

DEAR EDITOR:

So let me see if I have this straight. Drew Brees said he wouldn’t join with those disrespecting our country by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem, among other actions. But after getting criticized by leftist teammates and others, he caves and actually apologizes for standing up for America and common decency. That’s pathetic. I’ve lost all respect for him, as he’s proven to be gutless and unprincipled after all. The same should be said for Roger Goodell.

These protests — and rioting and looting — were instigated by wealthy America-haters like George Soros for the purpose of destabilizing and further dividing our country and changing it into a socialist nightmare that our grandparents wouldn’t even recognize. Most of these young people protesting have been radicalized to believe the lie that the U.S. is a horribly racist nation and that police are actively targeting black people. Those are lies.

Here are a few FBI statistics that prove these are lies: In 2019, police fatally shot 1,004 people, but only 235 were African-Americans who made up 53 percent of homicide offenders and commit 60 percent of robberies. A police officer is 18.5 times as likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a cop. White people are abused and sometimes killed by police 2.5 times as often as black people. You don’t see that statistic reported by biased national media because they would rather push a false narrative that black people are routinely persecuted and oppressed. A simple look at the tremendous progress made by African Americans since the 1960s proves the lie.

No nation is perfect, either now or in its history, but the United States has done more good in this world than all the other nations combined. Love her or leave her.

JAMES DUNLAP

Mineral Ridge

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