Making Waves

Re "An Old Sailor Bucks the Tide," Voices, Oct. 16: I want to express my gratitude to Keith Taylor both for his many years of military service to our country and for his equally important service as a committed citizen. He wrote so eloquently about the growing distortion of the concept of patriotism. I too fear that we will lose what is most precious about our country if we allow discussion and honest dissent to be silenced or denigrated as unpatriotic.

We owe an immense debt to Taylor for defending his fellow citizens in deed and, most especially at this critical time, in thought-provoking word.

Delia Rudiger

Simi Valley

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