Letters to the Editor

Spread peace

In this political season of nastiness and xenophobia, Michael Fernandez’s Dec. 6 full-page ad was a refreshing reminder of where America’s greatness truly lies.

I hope that Donald Trump’s proposal to exclude all Muslims from this country will help some Republicans wake up to the danger this kind of thinking poses to all of us. Hateful speech, establishing databases and exclusion are all methods taken from the playbook that led to the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich — and the incredible suffering that followed.

In this season where we talk about peace on Earth and good will toward men, I hope Americans can pause and remember that this means all of humankind.

Martha Holmes,