Jeremy K. Van Deman
To the editor:
The Daily Journal does a great job of presenting local news and world issues in a way relevant to Johnson County readers, making it a good resource for me to use in my work with persons of older generations in Franklin.
Sadly, “bad” news increasingly outweighs good news, reflecting our morally ailing society. My residents (in a local retirement community) grew up facing enemies in other countries; today’s headlines report that the enemy is among us. More frightening for many, however, is another grave concern: Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
During atrocious wars such as the world wars, our soldiers traveled overseas to confront the enemy. Now the enemy does not fight on level battlefields, but by melting the hearts of civilians: terrorism in recent years has redefined “war.”