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Letter to the editor: Let’s judge by character

I’ve been reading this paper for 44 years, and perhaps the greatest letter to the editor I’ve ever read was Steven Crichley’s “Apologies for being old, white, straight, conservative, Christian male” (Nov. 12, TribLIVE). Crichley apologizes for working hard over the past 40 years, obeying the law, paying his taxes, respecting others, being charitable, loving his family and friends, cherishing this great nation and its Constitution, and worst of all, worshiping and fearing almighty God.

While Crichley is the backbone of our society, in this world of masterless individuals, he as well as many other similarly situated have now become the targets of blame.

Crichley dreams of being judged by the content of his character rather than his age, race and gender. Good luck, Mr. Crichley, with that pipe dream in today’s rush-to-judgment world.

Francis R. Murrman


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