Taking a knee
To us who are offended by those in taking a knee and those thinking it suggests non-respect: We all got it wrong.
For centuries the act of taking a knee is the practice to pay reverence and respect to the situation.
So actually, we should be thanking and praising those paying respect to our flag and country by taking a knee.
Whether we stand at attention or kneel it’s all good.
Come on Country, it’s time to shift gears.
Larry Stump, Hudson, Wis.
Your Aug. 19 article about the St. Paul Farmer’s Market attributed the dwindling number of shoppers to COVID-19. As someone who regularly shopped at the market I would like to point out another reason. I no longer feel safe parking and walking in downtown St. Paul. Just take a look at Mears Park and you will see what I mean.
Mary Samoszuk, Mendota Heights
That’s not hate
There is more than enough “hatred” coming from both sides of politics, but not everything said qualifies as hatred. I do find Trump personally distasteful, but I don’t hate him.
And I strive to understand why Trump supporters give him a “hall pass” for the outlandish things he says and does, but I don’t hate them.
And I don’t think “Doonesbury” depicts hatred either (Letter, “Supporting Trump,” Aug. 20). Garry Trudeau is simply depicting the irony in Trump’s behavior.
For example, Trudeau’s cartoon about Trump’s claim to be “draining” the swamp is ironic as it depicts Trump filling the swamp with his own appointees. I laugh because there is truth to that depiction. I would hope that Trump supporters might see the irony as well, and laugh, and perhaps be able to step back and question some of their beliefs and not label everything directed at Trump as hate.
Will Perry, Hugo
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