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Regents incapable of overseeing university system

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is proving itself incapable of overseeing an important university system:

  • By obediently following the ill-advised ban on mask mandates issued by the governor and thus ignoring scientific advice to the contrary, the Board has placed and continues to place students and faculty in the system at risk.
  • By supporting for next chancellor of the system former governor and Trump-appointed head of the Department of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, some Regents showed themselves willing to select someone totally unqualified for the position.

Faculty throughout the system are protesting and should be heeded. Stacey Abrams seems quite correct (as quoted in the AJC Oct. 14) that the Board “has already abandoned the physical health of our schools” and must not “destroy intellectual capacity as well.”

LINDA BELL, DECATUR, EMERITA PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AND DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN’S STUDIES INSTITUTE, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Democrats’ programs are leading country closer to socialism

I believe that too many people in the country, mostly, of course, Democrats, simply can’t see beyond the “helping the poor and downtrodden” theme that the liberal hierarchy is promoting. They disguise the true agenda, which program by program is inching us closer and closer to being a socialist state. By the time it becomes too obvious for them to ignore, we will be a socialist state, perhaps even communist, considering it will probably take the force of the government military to keep the unwashed peasants in line.

Argentina, 50 years ago, was the 3rd most-productive country in the hemisphere. Today, under socialism’s influence, it is the 27th, and the people are rioting in the streets for food. Under communist Cuba, boatloads of Cubans fled the country for the U.S.A., seeking freedom from communist suppression. Where will Americans boatload to when socialism becomes insufferable here?

DAVID A. PAUL, SANDY SPRINGS