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The Sunday, March 14, Missoulian had two letters to the editor that reveal a lot about the writers. The first letter by Rebecca Holman tries so hard to make an upcoming fundraiser for Teen Challenge into a “political event.” The hate for a conservative like Sarah Palin is so emotional that she has to slur Teen Challenge and the great work that Jan Henderson and her staff have done for years. But let’s also denigrate Christianity. I feel sorry for Holman; I wonder what her hand looks like in front of her face.

The second letter is supposedly written by a young person named Zachary Brown. I wonder where his ideas come from in his next to last paragraph where he states, “I demand recognition by our country’s leaders.” For many decades I have always believed and acted in a way that indicated that I must earn recognition and respect. Brown, you have the freedoms to work hard and earn what you are given, but others do not owe you anything else. Our country, through our forefathers, has given us, as individuals, many rights and privileges. Please study our U.S. Constitution and learn or re-learn all the great history and individual liberties that you and I inherit if we are willing to learn and work.

You seem to have a good command of the English language. Thank a teacher and continue to fight for our language. And say prayer and a thanksgiving for all the vets who have given their lives that you can enjoy the freedoms to enjoy our society and improve upon it with learning and hard work.

Make it a great day!

Pete Pettersen, Missoula

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