Kuhn writes: "I think Republican politicians in this state know perfectly well that a part of their natural constituency is people who hate black people."
Isn't it wonderful that we have Mr. Kuhn here to pontificate what each and every Republican, not just in CT but the whole country, thinks about each and every issue? Why, we wouldn't know what we're supposed to believe if he weren't here to tell us. And, of course, he has the credentials and qualifications to do so (remind us - what are they again?). What do you think Mr. Kuhn's reaction would be if a Republican were to paint all Democrats with such a broad brush?
Without intending to write an Apologia Pro Vita Republicana,we are confident enough to state that most Republicans believe that this country was founded on the belief that each and every individual has natural rights that cannot be taken away by governmental fiat, that all laws should apply to all of us the same way, that individual persons are better suited to determine their own destinies and to decide what is in their own best interests than the progressive-liberals down in Central Planning, that taking people's property from them and giving it to someone else is theft, that each person should be judged on his or her own merit, not by what group he or she belongs to, and that large concentrations of money and power, whether in corporate or governmental hands, represent a threat to individual liberty.
Now Mr. Kuhn, why don't you tell us what you stand for?
PS: "Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. "Source: The History Channel: http://www.history.com/topics/ku-klux-klan. Below Middletown Insider writer Billboy Baggins responds to Eric Kuhns letter to the Press:
Eric Kuhn's false and distasteful comments from 29 July are an act of desperation. He and others of the far left ilk can read the writing on the wall; the Democrat party is about to fall. And hard.
For years, the Democrat tactic has been to divide Americans along economic, social and racial lines. Until recently, it has worked. But no more. Blacks, Hispanics and us whites too, have become acutely aware of the emptiness of Democrat promises. Disillusioned by an increasing tax burden, declining employment opportunities, skyrocketing public debt, porous borders and the abuse of governmental power, Kuhn sees minorities being draw to the GOP.
Frantically reaching for straws, he again attempts to divide Americans by claiming Republicans want to prevent non-whites from voting. While he cannot find a single example of this anywhere, we have a Justice Dept. that refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers who stood outside polling places in Philly, dressed in berets, jackboots and billy clubs; an obvious attempt to intimidate non-black voters.
It takes an empty soul, or at least an empty hat, for one to claim Republicans have a "natural constituency" of people who hate blacks. I guess that makes black Republicans "Uncle Toms". Regina Roundtree, founder of CT-BRAC, is a Republican and a personal friend. Theresa Tillett (black) is running for senate in the 2nd District and Angel Fernandez (Puerto Rican) is running for state rep in the 33rd and both are personal friends; and Republican. We are friends because we share a common interest in a love of country, liberty, and the Constitution. While Democrats engage in race baiting, this is a banner we can unite behind.
(The writer is a member of the Middletown Republican Town Committee.)
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