Dwight Horning: Cartoon over the top, but it made a point

03/06/2014 5:49 PM

03/06/2014 5:53 PM

A recent letter (“ Don’t compare Arizona to Uganda,” March 4) decried the comparison of Arizona to Uganda in a political cartoon by Jack Ohman. Certainly the comparison is over the top; Arizona is not, and will not become, Uganda. And yet, as such satirical pieces often do, it contained a germ of truth. Those who are prone to acts of hate and aggression often feel that their acts are sanctioned when a government legitimizes prejudice and discrimination. Thankfully, this was narrowly averted in Arizona.

DWIGHT HORNING

Modesto

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