Lincoln Times-New, ” Reflecting on Charlottesville, Durham and North Carolina Monuments”

One thing that struck me about these recent events is, 75 years after hundreds of thousands of young Americans of all backgrounds selflessly gave their lives fighting against the most frightening illustrations of Nazism and Authoritarianism this world has ever seen, how many young Americans are now standing among the white nationalists, communists and anarchists. Our First Amendment guarantees Americans the right to free speech, but throughout our history we’ve trusted and believed that free people will ultimately reject extremist ideologies. Why are these wicked and disproven political philosophies finding new converts among young Americans today? And what steps should our leaders be taking to address what is happening?

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