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Saturday May 28th

Letter:​ Cowardice will not make a difference


I am a non-student reader. I am old and liberal.

I was protesting the Vietnam War with my ACLU card in my pocket before most of your parents were born.

So someone with a can of spray paint vandalized an old statue under cover of darkness, crawling out bravely in the night like a coward.

What does that possibly do to promote love or to prove that Black Lives Matter or to even protest the presence of a statue that offends you?

All it accomplished was vandalism that inconvenienced the groundskeeper.

You kids need to grow up, grow a pair and figure out if whatever the issue about which you claim to be concerned is really important.

Then figure out a way to voice your concerns in ways that adults voice concerns.

So far you have not made a statement that couldn’t have been made by a stoned middle schooler.

Your vandalism would be laughable except that some of you think it accomplished something.

Steve Spoonemore

Austin, Texas

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