Monday letters: Ignorance can do much harm

July 22, 2013 

Neighborhood Watch News Guide

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The ignorance in this country would be almost laughable if it were not so damaging. The following are just three examples of what I have seen lately.

First, the “not guilty” verdict in the case of George Zimmerman. A “guilty” verdict should have been sealed when Mr. Zimmerman decided to get out of his car and follow Trayvon Martin. How can it not be an example of ignorance when the 911 dispatcher plainly told him not to follow Mr. Martin? This was not a case of self-defense but a case of ignorance and/or racial profiling.

Second, the ignorance that surrounds the bill that would allow illegal immigrants to get on the fast track toward citizenship. All one has to do is open the mind and the eyes to see that almost all of the undesirable jobs that are absolutely necessary are done by illegal immigrants. Why shouldn’t these hard-working people be allowed to get American citizenship as soon as possible?

I am sure many other examples are out there. Such ignorance would be laughable if it were not injurious to others.

Timothy Monroe Bledsoe

North Augusta

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