Editor, Gettysburg Times,
Lately we have seen an atmosphere of racism turn deadly in this country. Too many people still echo the racist sentiments of George Wallace and the KKK. Whatever happened to “all men are created equal”? We can’t be one nation under God if we still allow race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity to divide us. Many of us have a friend or family member who is racist. Many of us grew up with someone who was. We can’t let their beliefs influence us. Now is the time to be a voice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Now is the time to say enough hate. This country can’t survive if we stay divided. We should remember Lincoln’s warning. “A house divided against itself cannot stand”. It is up to us as Americans to carry the torch lit by heroes like Dr. King and John Lewis. We are one nation under God.