Letters to the Editor

Republicans aren’t racists

After reading a recently published letter from Fred Ehrstein, I have to wonder how many more people are out there believing everything they are told? The Democrats and the major news media are constantly beating the “Republicans are racists” drums. But are the Republicans actually racists?

Which political party brought this country into the Civil War in an attempt to keep all slavery legal? The Democrats. Members of which political party were responsible for the creation of the Ku Klux Klan, in an attempt to terrorize African-Americans in the South? The Democrats. Members of which political party worked tirelessly to keep segregation legal in the South as an attempt to keep African-Americans under their thumb? The Democrats. Despite what we’ve been told over and over, of the two major political parties, the Republicans are not the ones who judge people by the color of their skin.

On the other side of the coin, which political party was created with the primary purpose to eliminate all slavery in the United States? The Republicans. Which political party embraced and supported the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, who also happens to be a woman? The Republicans. Which political party embraced and supported the first African-American elected to both the House and the Senate? The Republicans. Which political party embraced and supported the first female African-American chosen to be Secretary of State? The Republicans.

Anti-black and anti-woman? Not by a long shot.

Gerard Luebbers

Carlyle

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