Courier-Gazette Letters to the Editor April 29

Apr 30, 2021

Our radical, historical change

In response to Jan Dolcater's bemoaning of young people being too radical, which he assumes will be the undoing of the nation, I have to point out that if the founding fathers were more conservative, we wouldn't have the country we do.

I suspect Jan is not a spring chicken. Perhaps as we age, we pine for the way things used to be when we were young. In the 60s and 70s when I was young, gay and interracial marriage was forbidden, death sentences were common, abortions were illegal and racism was ubiquitous.

I do not pine for those days and I thank my younger self for helping to be a catalyst for change. If you are young, don't completely lose your heart to your head when you're old.

Peter Mergendahl


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