Mean-spirited letter writer didn't deserve a public forum
As we sat listening to a concert band play America's historical music, then watched the fireworks' testament to the history of the freedom we enjoy today, we were also extremely disappointed and saddened by a very sour taste left by Leon Eggers' June 28 letter to the editor. His rhetoric was particularly untimely and even more offensive as we came together as a diverse, grateful nation to sing "America The Beautiful" and the "Star Spangled Banner."
His beliefs about "people coming from all over the world" are antiquated, embarrassing, malevolent and frankly repulsive. Thankfully, the early immigrants who settled, built and fought for our country were welcomed by open-minded and hopeful Americans — not immature, narrow-minded bigots.
Also, shame on the Post-Bulletin for publishing such negative vitriole. Granted, all readers are entitled to their opinion and the opportunity to express those opinions, and you are mandated to print them with fairness to all.
But come on — we ask you to screen these immature, inappropriate, ignorant and prejudiced reprehensible rants that serve no greater good nor stimulate anything positive.
Rochester neither needs nor condones such an un-American and horrible onslaught of bitterness and self-perceived superiority. Quoting Mr. Eggers, we, too, would like to know what is "happening to this world" when this kind of hatred is tolerated and given a public forum.
Michael and Barbara Sarr