L.G. EDMONDS, DECATUR
Pardons for Capitol rioters would move nation backward
There are many Americans like me who have never really been affiliated with a political party but have always been proud Americans.
My entire life, I have had pride in our country as I watched the slow but often-painful progress we have made in civil rights, education and other endeavors.
When a former president of this great country said he would pardon the rioters who attacked the Capitol and our democracy on January 6, it hurt my heart.
To survive as a nation, we must move on and not backward. Please look inside your moral compass and realize the United States of America is a country that values freedom and honesty and is not just about one man and his ego and desire for power.
NANCY INMAN, MARIETTA