I do not understand why The Ledger continues to publish Susan Stamper Brown's column. Her July 25 column was another condemnation of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, saying the GOP stopped them just in time from destroying America ["Why they hate him"]. That kind of opinion used to be ignored, remaining unpublished, because it is beyond the fringe. 

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are mainstream, middle-of-the-road Democrats. They are not radical. Bill Clinton was a right-of-center Democrat. Half the country are Democrats. Half the country is not out to destroy America. They actually have moderate, progressive views — just different from the views of Ms. Brown. Her kind of inflammatory rhetoric is what is destroying civil discourse in this country. 

Leonard Kennedy

Lakeland