Destruction by some weakens chances for improvement
I applaud Herschel Walker’s comments on Atlanta’s current situation in “Herschel ready to help if called upon” (Sports, July 8). Walker has looked at this situation from the perspective of a Georgian interested in what is best for people overall. He is not just a football legend, a successful businessman, or a person limiting his perspective to only a single racial or political set of controlling ideas. He agrees with Atlanta Mayor Bottoms that, “Enough is enough!” The destructive actions by some people will not achieve improvement, but only destroy the foundations on which constructive actions can be built. Murders of an eight-year-old child and others, and property damaged by a mob, do not lead to better conditions for any segment of the population. They only weaken the nation into greater vulnerability. Atlanta, like Seattle, should recognize this fact.