Letter: Don’t tear down country but protest by contacting representatives

From: Kenneth Landreth


I am just an old man who grew up on the banks of the White River. I don’t have a college degree. I’m not a minister nor a doctor, just a good-old boy who has lived 86 years in this land.

Now I must tell you that the people of the United States of America are tearing this country apart by protesting, fighting, bad mouthing and so on. Yes, we have a new president. It doesn’t matter if you voted for him or someone else; that man is your president. What people are doing is not the way to protest him on his way.

During the time I was in the military, I read up on how communism operates. Yes, now have I got your attention? The philosophy of the Communist Party breaks down the morale of the citizens of the United States. Americans get to fighting among each other, and then themselves, and then communists move in. Not a shot was fired, but they won. It’s scary, isn’t it?

The people of this United States of America voted for and put the people they wanted in Congress and the Senate to do what they want. Now, the people should tell them what they want and how they want it done. The phone numbers and addresses of those elected are listed in the phone book and in the papers. Fighting and protesting are not the way to do it.

We, you and I, have worked too long, worked too hard to build this great country we live in. Let’s not tear it down, throw it away or give it to someone else. I never thought the day would come that I had to write a letter like this.