I wanted to praise The Frederick News-Post‘s editorial board on its April 7 editorial, “Snap judgment.” During the time of an upcoming presidential election, I think it’s important that the media brings social justice issues to the forefront in order to challenge the general public on their beliefs and viewpoints.

In the article, the myth of the “welfare queen” promoted ruthlessly by Ronald Reagan was brought to the readers’ attention. I felt myself internally applauding The News-Post as I read over that paragraph. In an election being dominated by Trump fans and socialistic youth “feeling the Bern,” we need voters to be as educated as possible on every issue and be able to look past propagation of campaign lies.

Yes, people will take advantage of the welfare system, making it seem like a waste of taxpayer money and the government’s time. But it’s more important for us to all think about those who need help and aren’t getting it. Thank you, News-Post, for putting humanity at the forefront of your paper.

Holly Gambrell

Union Bridge

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