J.Z. NICHOLSON, MARIETTA
Ga. deserves leaders who respect rule of law
After the Justice Department served a lawful warrant on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump said it was an “attack on our country in a true sense.” This perpetuates a pattern of demanding personal loyalty from law enforcement while attacking patriotic civil servants for doing their jobs. This unprecedentedly brazen abdication of leadership and abuse of office for personal ends threatens our republic. Congress is a co-equal branch of government, and every member thereof has an obligation they swore to upon taking office to fix this. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley reacted by saying “it would be suicide for the president to fire” (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller. Disappointingly, Sen. Johnny Isakson and Rep. Barry Loudermilk have refused to take a position. Sen. David Perdue’s office has failed to even pick up the phone for comment. Georgians deserve leaders who respect the rule of law enough to at least have an opinion on it.
VLADIMIR SHKLOVSKY, SANDY SPRINGS
AJC’s liberal bias clear in census story
The U.S. Census needs to count our citizens and non-citizens, so the citizenship question must be asked. The lunatic Truth-o-meter piece, “Census Bureau often asks about citizenship; census hasn’t” (Metro, April 14), illustrates the AJC’s reflexive progressive prejudice, advocating that the census fail to count citizens for the purpose of political correctness. Apparently, the AJC advocates that asking residents if they belong here is offensive. The AJC’s perpetual progressive bias, pushing big government and Democratic politics as the path to social justice, is simply blind. Therefore, it’s ignorant. There’s no truth at the AJC, nor any common sense, just a knee-jerk obeisance to the leftist, statist, progressive model, though that model has failed everywhere, punishing particularly the poor and weak.
DOUG REID, ATLANTA
Detractors fail to see MLK’s courage, achievements
A reader wrote to decry the extensive coverage of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (“MLK wasn’t worthy of recent recognition,” Readers Write, April 12), saying Dr. King was only a local activist who organized marches and nothing very special at all. Dr. King was murdered, and before that, he was hounded by the very agencies charged with protecting him because he quite eloquently dragged the ugly truths about our deplorable treatment of black people, at that time and before, into the clear unwavering light of day. But some, like the writer above, say nothing Dr. King had to say or show is worthy of notice because he was a womanizer. Does that detract one bit from Dr. King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” or his “I Have a Dream” speech? Does that compromise the courage it took to link arms and walk down a street?
NEIL WILKINSON, DUNWOODY