I want to commend Annette Summers for her letter to the editor of Nov. 8, which was in response to Betty Catania’s letter, “Defining what liberals have done in America.”
When I read Ms. Catania’s letter, I was furious at every glaring misrepresentation, i.e. “lie,” that stared me in the face. For the sake of our children, I knew I had to respond, but Ms. Summers beat me to it.
It is obvious from Ms. Catania’s letter that she is most likely a product of our dysfunctional education system, where facts go through a process called “revisionism” and are presented to future students as “new facts.” How convenient that Ms. Catania completely ignored the fact that Republicans were the primary force behind the passage of these important issues, making her entire presentation false.
I don’t know where she got her information, but the frightening part of this is that Ms. Catania’s “historical garbage” is probably what is being taught in our schools today. Thank goodness that Ms. Summers corrected this fantasy with the honest and true facts. I can only hope that today’s youth, our next generation, will also read Ms. Summer’s letter – if they can read at all. If not, then God help us all.
I am 62 and went to school when the facts, and just the facts, were taught.
Paul J. Hames