Letters, Nov. 8

Keep up the work

To the person or persons who took the “Black Lives Matter” sign from my yard late Halloween night:

Imagine how thrilled I am to know that you too support the Black Lives Matter movement. If you had knocked on the door to ask for it I would have given you a hearty hug and all the rest of the Halloween candy!

We live in a time when many of our fellow citizens and political figures have forgotten that we are “one nation, with liberty and justice for all”. When I was taught those words as a child as a part of the Pledge of Allegiance, it was taught as a fact, not as an aspirational statement.

Some folks forget that we live in a country made up of many people from many places. Our citizens don’t have to “go home” because they are home. Even if you and I did not believe in liberty and equality as strongly as we do, we would know that America has been seen by the world as a place where people are judged on their actions and their character and not on the color of their skin or who they are related to or how long ago their ancestors arrived here (of course, if you happen to be Native American, you are not an immigrant like the rest of us).

So, dear fellow believer, don’t worry about me, I’ll get another sign. If you need any more, come on by and keep up the good work to help us all live up to that pledge we made about liberty and justice for all. May our children judge us kindly and may we deserve it. Keep up the work.

Kate Wolf-Pizor

Ashland

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