Our nation was founded by people who spoke out — sometimes spiritedly — against injustices. Standing against these injustices is why we consider them heroes.

Patrick Henry, for instance, is remembered for his extremist rantings against British rule and its injustice. However, while we as a nation are improving, history records far more injustices committed by the United States toward the generation of African-Americans to which the Rev. Jeremiah Wright belongs than were ever committed by Britain toward the colonists. To condemn the Rev. Wright is to condemn the principles upon which our nation was founded. To call his unpopular and offensive words anti-American is to call the Founding Fathers anti-American.

Barack Obama should be judged by his actions. His work on the streets of Chicago makes him far more American than average.

Enoch Brown

Mount Pleasant