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Angela Davis’s messages run counter to American ideals | Letters

Patricia Conant’s response to her rhetorical question, is Angela Davis really the right type of speaker for Federal Way, was one of the best letters I have read in The Mirror.

She spoke for many of us when she indicated that messages such as those coming from Davis, and fellow travelers, run counter to the American way of life and ideals.

Members of my generation recall the events in Europe after WWII when the Iron Curtain dropped on eastern Europe and people who had survived the war were plunged into years of communism courtesy of the USSR.

America is a constitutional republic and we are rewarded with liberties and opportunities unrealized by people living under the system Davis envisions and wishes to promote. She conveniently ignores our traditions and economic life that have made us an exceptional nation. Thus, the views of Angela Davis are irrelevant and not right for Federal Way or our country.

Don Payne, Federal Way


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