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To the editor:

Yesterday a mother in New Jersey was attacked by a group of boys who had been bullying her son, a U.S. citizen of Mexican descent. As they beat her and her son, they yelled, “Get back behind the wall.” Both had to be treated at a hospital. 

While I understand why Jewish people find the use of terms from WWII Germany problematic, this behavior needs to be challenged with strong rhetoric: this is the kind of brown-shirt behavior exhibited in 1930s Germany. 

And we need more than rhetoric. All of us need to take positions to challenge “our” president or we will soon find ourselves living in 1940s Germany. I have just written Senator Romney to ask him to take a leadership position rather than his usual tactic of not making waves.

Melody Graulich

Mt. Sterling