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Trump and the Confederate flag: Political correctness run amok

I find it somewhat hypocritical for liberals to denounce Donald Trump for his comments regarding Mexicans when they do the same thing regarding people who choose to display the Confederate flag ("The summer of hate," July 14).

Mr. Trump's assertion that all illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals is no more valid than the equally ridiculous claim that everyone flying the Confederate flag is racist.

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Political correctness is getting way out of control. It's almost as if people are looking for things to be offended by.

And if they can't find anything to be offended by today, they're more than happy to look back to the Civil War era (e.g. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wants to rename Robert E. Lee Park).

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It is, quite simply, not fair to project today's morality onto people who lived in the mid-1800s. I am honestly beginning to believe we've all lost our minds.

Marc Wisner


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