Valley News – Forum, July 2: Thank the Republicans for saving the union and freeing the slaves
Posted: 1/7/2021 22:00:27
Modified: 1/7/2021 22:00:24 PM
Our beloved country could still have slavery if the Southern Democrats had won the Civil War. And what would Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Jerrold Nadler, Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy do now?
Republican “white privilege” saved the Union, freed our black brothers, and since the Civil War (which was anything but civil), Democrats have tried to hold back their former slaves. Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan because they wanted to get rid of blacks, Jews and Catholics.
Democrats passed the Jim Crow laws (watch it).
Even after the voting rights were passed, with many Republican votes and overwhelming opposition from Southern Democrats, Southern Democrats imposed restrictions on blacks trying to vote, including voting taxes. Even after World War II, the Southern Democrats imposed separate schools and it took President Dwight Eisenhower (another Republican) and the National Guard to desegregate them.
So when we celebrate June 19, everyone remember the political party that made this possible (Republicans) and everyone thank a Republican, if not every day, at least June 19 (June 19) – the new American national holiday.
A recent union column by Eugene Robinson, published in the Valley News, suggests that resistance to Critical Race Theory is a “cynical ploy” of Republicans (“Adjusting GOP’s Critical Race Theory is a Cynical Ploy,” June 30). In my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth.
Critical Race Theory is a theory rooted in Marxism, where everyone is either an “oppressor” or “oppressed,” or, in the language of critical race theory, “a victim of systematic racism. If you are white, you are automatically racist. If you are black, you are automatically “the victim of systematic racism”.
The only cure for this oppression, according to author and historian Ibram X. Kendi, a strong proponent of critical race theory, is, in his own words, anti-racist discrimination, current discrimination, and future discrimination. In other words, you solve racism with more racism. How awful. How anti-American.
It’s the Republicans and Independents who are fighting the Democrats’ cynical ploy, one of their favorite tactics in which they divide Americans by race, gender, income, etc. Shame !
I always had a chuckle at a language artifact that persisted through the years students used Dartmouth radio (“Dartmouth Ends the Big Green Radio Age,” June 27). To news readers, that town across the river you know as Norwich was ‘nor-rich’.
Is it the old English pronunciation, I wonder, that was brought here from Connecticut along with the name of the city itself in the 1760s? Maybe this police force in northern New England history, Dartmouth Professor Emeritus Jere Daniell, can tell us.
A photograph accompanying the story “A Life” on Verna Dunn (“” She was good enough to connect, “June 28), was captioned:” Dunn’s grandfather sharpens his saw while she is nearby about a century ago. ”
In fact, it sharpens the blade of a mower’s cutter bar. You cannot sharpen a saw on a grinding wheel. This is an easy mistake to make if you are unfamiliar with saws or mowers.