Moon landing falsely disputed
Like most Americans, I am saddened by the loss of Neil Armstrong. Flying the flag at half-staff just doesn't seem enough.
While the vast majority will view Armstrong as an American hero, there are still those who cling to the story that the landing on the moon was a fraud. There are even countries like Cuba and Venezuela that teach in their schools that no one has landed on the moon.
About 35 percent of Russians still don't believe that an American walked on the moon, even though they tracked our spaceship to the moon and have even taken pictures of the astronauts' footprints that were left there.
Everywhere that Armstrong went to give speeches and public appearances, he was dogged by the 1 or 2 percent who still believe that the moon landing was a fraud. Subsequently Armstrong gave very few speeches or public appearances. And for this we should be ashamed.
Most of the propaganda about this moon landing being a fraud came from the colleges across the country. I'm sure that many of these students realize they were duped by left-wing professors. The motive for spreading this lie was the arms race.
The Soviets were falling behind in the space race and when the U.S. landed on the moon, the best they could do was cry foul.
Neil Armstrong deserves a statue in Washington, D.C., where the nonbelievers can go to say they were wrong.