Reader disagrees with view of Vicksburg Post writer

Published 7:15 pm Saturday, July 7, 2018

To the editor:

In the 22 June 18 editorial by Brandon O’Connor he admits to “feeling like he is on a merry-go-round with no break.”  Judging some of his statements leads me to conclude his editorial was written while riding.

He cites “stories of immigrant children being ripped from their parents.” No, they are not!  Brandon has confused trying to secure our southern border with Planned Parenthood and abortion. 

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He states that “Our planet is getting destroyed.” No, it isn’t!  Where is the evidence for such an outlandish statement?  Show me your data.

Space will not permit a thorough response to what Brandon has written, but his statement about “corporate America” certainly is deserving of a measured response. He writes: “We have reached a point where corporate America is leaching every dime they can from people making food, housing and things like internet where net neutrality just went away unaffordable for anyone not making more than six figures.”

Never mind the awkward expression — it is always distressing to me, a senior adult, to hear young people demonize American businesses for being successful. There is an old saw — I made it up a few minutes ago — that says: When Corporate America does well, American workers do very well — at least those who have a marketable job skill, and are willing to work.

I would like to commend Brandon O’Connor for one of his statements. He writes:  “We have reached a tipping point where the country has lost its moral compass and nobody is willing to work together.”

Robert Peters