Letters to the Editor

What do unity and healing actually mean?

Should 75 million Trump supporters understand our new government’s “Unity and Healing” to mean believing Donald Trump incited Capitol riots deserving a second impeachment after telling 600,000-plus to “march patriotically and peacefully?” To accept our nation is systemically racist with no progress after 600,000 slave-ending Civil War deaths and MLK’s Civil Rights Movement? Racist, despite many wealthy Black professionals our republic made possible, and multiplied thousands clamoring to breach our borders?

Is healing to believe 75 million were mesmerized into cult mentality, needing to be deprogrammed and re-educated, give up guns, continue commerce-killing COVID lockdowns? To confess racism, renounce “white supremacy,” apologize for skin-color and make reparations for historical mistreatment? Does healing mean defunding police, overlooking Black-on-Black crime, allowing angry mobs to burn, loot and kill as part of pay back?

Is unity agreeing with a one party Washington deep state and with purging conservative media? Or should anyone disagreeing with the party line be targeted for treason, be unemployable, and have conservative views censored and voices silenced? Does healing mean we embrace our enemies, surveil our citizens, and direct military crackdowns on dissenting citizens?

Is unity achieved by forfeiting our constitutional freedoms, rewriting our history, and teaching Marxist mandates while concealing their historical results? Does healing mean silencing our Biblical beliefs or canceling our conscience regarding life of the unborn?

I believe real healing involves humbling ourselves before Almighty God, repenting of our transgressions, asking His forgiveness and help to love and respect one another regardless of differences.

Tim Bickel

Cedar Rapids

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