Letter questions changing name of Edmund Pettus Bridge

Published 6:33 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dear editor,

Dale Carnegie once said “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

We must always be vigilant against unwanted change. Renaming of the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge to Journey to Freedom Bridge is unwanted. Regardless of a nationwide petition, when you talk with local folks of all colors, it’s unwanted.

Understanding who’s behind the request, the motives and the rewards they’ll receive if change comes brings truth closer to home.

The national historic landmark inched closer to being renamed the Journey to Freedom Bridge after the bill passed the Alabama Senate.

With all the propaganda about dragons and wizards comes the question who is the real wizard behind this curtain and this controversy? It’s not Senator Sanders.

Students UNITE collected 180,000 signatures on a change.org petition, but they are also puppets. The real wizard is the Freedom Foundation and their ongoing symbiotic relationship.

Comparing the names Freedom Foundation to Journey to Freedom clearly reveals the group’s biggest recruiting scam yet.

In society today, the inaction of good people seems to be disproportionately lagging behind the action of groups promoting mendacious propaganda. Anyone can speak the truth occasionally but as someone once told me “It’s not what you do, but your motives that count.”

2 Corinthians 11:14 says, “Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

We must be very careful who we follow and pledge our support to.

It’s stopped temporarily, but I urge you to continue vigilant correspondence with every representative.

For the Freedom Foundation, it isn’t about freedom, but about national publicity, recruitment, money and power.

We should not allow this group to prosper off of the backs of real foot soldiers.

John F. Kennedy said, “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”

Students UNITE’s opposition of renaming the bridge after civil rights activists Amelia Boynton Robinson or Rep. John Lewis and instead pushing the Journey to Freedom theme should make their motives apparent.

The words from my old Sunday school teacher are still ringing loudly.

“God sees both hearts and motives.”


Dewayne Allday