Letters: Rex Huppke should respect Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar. – The Columbus Dispatch

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.

Read Rex Huppke’s Jan. 20 column “Greene on House Homeland Security Committee? How?” about Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar.

USA TODAY Opinion columnist Rex Huppke.

If he thinks they should be disqualified for committees because Democrats recognized them as dangerous weirdos, then Republicans should disqualify dangerous weirdos Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Eric Swalwell, and many other Democrats.

Greene and Rep. Gosar were elected by their constituents and must be respected as such.

Robert Griffey, Circleville

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Conservatives make case for critical race theory

If, as alleged by Accuracy in Media (Jan. 23 “School officials talk critical race theory”), the purpose of Critical Race Theory is “to teach children that America is systematically racist, that capitalism is inherently racist,” then let’s institute critical race theory in every school in America immediately, because both statements are demonstrably true.

If children learning the truth about American history is disturbing to some people, that begs the question why?

To remain ignorant about abuses of the past is to be trapped repeating them. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said critical race theory teaches children to “hate America,” where it is more likely to teach kids to hate injustice. And please include Native Americans as people of color.

If the worst criticism of CRT is that it is true, then that criticism falls flat on its face.

Lee Martin, Columbus

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‘Adam Guillette can’t handle the truth’

The president of a group called Accuracy in Media (Jan. 23 “School officials talk critical race theory”), whose members secretly videotaped conversations among three area school district officials, is quoted as saying, “These public school administrators are devoted to promoting social justice in the classrooms.”

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Does he hear himself? Feeling outrage at people who are by his own definition promoting social justice and inclusion is a chilling indication of how nonsensical the fear of teaching our country’s history, flaws and failures included, has become.

The rule should be, “Don’t cover up the truth. Tell it, so we can learn from it.”

But apparently, Adam Guillette can’t handle the truth.

Good for the school districts for supporting all students.

Margo Bartlett, Delaware

What about debate, discussion and compromise?

Within the article concerning the lawsuit against the Hilliard School District (Jan. 19 “Hilliard superintendent replies to parents’ suit, Says LGBQT+ case has ‘mischaracterizations'”), and a letter written by Phyllis Brusky (Jan. 19 “‘Winning more power’ is the goal”), each contains a slogan or phrase in which the specific often takes precedence over the general.

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In the Hilliard article parents take exception to the wearing of badges by teachers that say, “I’m here. Safe person. Safe space.”

Possibly all students should perceive all teachers providing such safety for all diversity whether it be race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or intellectual ability in our schools.

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Brusky is concerned that state legislators’ need to govern in a democracy rather than strive for power.

She states “…representatives are to represent their districts and work with the other branches of government” in a democracy. 

Often legislator’s state they only vote to represent their constituents. It is correct that representatives represent their districts. However, when they vote they impact every Ohioan. This is the balancing act many of them have forgotten.

 It is what requires debate, discussion and compromise which is true governing.

Respect and civility both in schools and government.

Toba Feldman, Columbus

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