Objection about “Remember the French” [Archives:2003/649/Letters to the Editor]

July 10 2003

Taneya Sheffey
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As an American, I must commend you on a powerful rhetoric with valid points. However, I want to quickly make a retraction to the statement in the fourth paragraph, first and second line as there are two miniscule words with which I do not agree. You previously stated that the, “USA evolved into a free country with FREE PEOPLE, and knowing about the ideal principles on which the USA was built, one cannot but appreciate and respect the founding fathers of the United States.” Please note that there were thousands of enslaved men, women and children in America when 13 colonies of this great nation declared its independence on July 4, 1776. This enslavement did not cease until almost a century later. Thus, it is extremely difficult to appreciate and respect the founding fathers who built the country on lies, deceit and hypocrisy, which still exist today.