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Opinion

May 22, 2014

Letters to the editor

Bigots have no place in civil society

To the editor:

The despicable remarks by Robert Copeland, a police commissioner in Wolfeboro; Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers; Kanye West, singer; Louis Farrakhan, spokesman for Nation of Islam; Cliven Bundy, Nevada rancher; and Glenn Miller, Kansas killer and Ku Klux Klan member; show there are still ignorant radicals in this country.

People who espouse these beliefs are failures in one or more facets of life. They are uneducated or undereducated, might have been abused when younger, might have significant marriage or family problems, or have not been successful in the world, or think they can say or do anything because of their presumptive power.

The common trait of the bigots is they have some form of jealousy for the success of people they hate. Their bigotry makes them feel more important by putting down other people.

Although we continue to have some bigotry in this country, things have improved, and it is less prevalent compared to many other countries in the world. However, we have to continue to eliminate discrimination and bigotry in matters of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, weaknesses and disabilities. This is everyone’s responsibility. Bigots should be ferreted out and ostracized from civil society.

Donald A. Moskowitz

Londonderry

Deadline to change party approaches

To the editor:

As you already know, you must be a Derry registered voter to vote in Derry elections. There is plenty of time to register at the town clerk’s office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesday, the town clerk is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Should you not be able to make it to the town clerk’s office, we, the supervisors of the checklist, will be having a session on a Tuesday evening on June 3 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Derry Municipal Center, 14 Manning St., in Room 104.

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