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Editor, The Beacon:

We’re going to have to decide by this fall if we deserve the best country that ever happened by, or if we refuse to acknowledge our own past. As with any human endeavor, there were serious missteps. Also, there were villains as well as heroes. It’s arrogant to sanitize that list.

We can agree some things remain wrong and work to fix them, or we can deny they ever happened, and try to blink ourselves a repaired history for the promise of a shiny new fairy-tale country.

The professional Democrats like that second option. If poor Joe Biden manages to stumble into the White House, he will soon be gently led away, leaving some B-list tyrant, estrogen-stipulated, to drive the spooked herd.

I hope I’m being a pessimist and a majority of Americans will not join the stampede. But recent events aren’t encouraging. Bad people are hitting their stride by goading the worst in our natures.

If we are made cowards by woke heroes in masks tearing down statues and storefronts, before long the whole place starts to wobble. Eventually, maybe soon, the parasites kill the host animal.

Brad Mason



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Barb Shepherd
Barb and her husband, Jeff, were both born in Kokomo, Indiana, a factory town surrounded by cornfields about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. In 1979, they set out on a road trip that would define their lives, and would end with their taking up residence in DeLand. After working at the DeLand Sun News and the Orlando Sentinel 1979-92, Barb helped found The Beacon, and was appointed publisher and CEO in 2013. Since late 2004, Barb has also managed Conrad Realty Co.’s historic property in Downtown DeLand, where The Beacon is an anchor tenant.


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