To the editor: Columnist Nicholas Goldberg cites tunes back to 1969 to sustain his contention that country singer Aaron Lewis’ bawdy, commonplace, demagogic lyrics in “Am I the Just one” reflect a “long, traditional country music practice.” How around going back a year earlier?In 1968, a hit song by Jeannie C. Riley dwelt on repulsive hypocrisy widespread in accurately conservative southern communities. In Riley’s”Harper Valley PTA,”her southern-accented vocals inform exactly how she, as a solitary mom, drew the displeasure of various other college moms and dads for her drinking, dating and also wearing miniskirts.The song wrapped up with her openly citing examples of PTA board members
‘own alcohol addiction and promiscuity, and considering them all”Harper Valley hypocrites.”In these ultra-polarized times, it may be hard to fathom exactly how the song topped the country as well as pop charts. But six years later, the majority of conservatives were fine with ousting President Nixon. Just how far Republicans– as well as c and w– have fallen.Edgar M. Martinez, Orcutt. To the editor: Goldberg may have provided the
very first half of solving the anti-vaxxer trouble in America.
Because southerly right-wingers have such a fondnessfor nation western stars, we might very well be able to end this pandemic if Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton as well as Garth Brooks offered to sign vaccine-verification cards in particular Republican states.Russ Woody, Workshop City. To the editor: Yes, we require to reduce Aaron Lewis some slack as well as defend his right to speak, yet we require to remember we have actually heard his”like it or leave it”refrain prior to.
Our solution to his silly lyrics as well as the anthem for the following GOP convention is, why run? Our founders really hoped each generation would certainly create a much more best union and also, as James Madison suggested, “In framing a system which we want to last for ages, we ought to not lose sight of the adjustments which ages will certainly generate.”Keith Ensminger, Merced, Calif.