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No time to glorify dying for lost causes

No time to glorify dying for lost causes

To the Editor:

Barely a week after the violent and deadly attack on our nation’s capital by domestic terrorists, The Smoky Mountain News chose to print Jeff Minick’s book review with the headline “For what would you lay down your life?”

Minick’s entire piece glorifies fighting and dying for a lost cause. Is this really what The Smoky Mountain News is about, especially at this hour in American history?

The same forces that invaded the Capitol building are now threatening to repeat their attack during the inauguration, as well as invade all 50 state capitals with guns.

This is no time to encourage killing and dying.

Minick’s piece and the timing of it are entirely unacceptable.

Dan Kowal 


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