Letter to the Editor

Your View 5/28

Friday, May 28, 2004

Dear Editor:

Guess which party is opposed to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage (defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman)? The Democratic party in Missouri is opposing putting a vote on the amendment on the November ballot when more voters would more than likely vote on the issue. So much for Democracy! So much for moral values!

Guess which party is for using your tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood? The Missouri Democratic Party! Of course you know that Democrat Gov. Holden opposed a ban on partial-birth abortion. So much for traditional moral values.

Guess which party Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) belongs to? The Democratic Party! Byrd is a former KKK member! Did you know that in 1957, Democratic governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas called out his state's national guard to bar nine African-American students from entering an all-white high school in Little Rock? Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower had to send in federal troops to enforce the court order calling for removal of the guard so the blacks could go to the school of their choice.

By the way, now that the Missouri Democratic Party is again using race baiting as it did in 1998, read the facts. It was President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, who passed the law making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday. Clarence Thomas became the second African-American to serve on the Supreme Court, thanks to President George Bush, a Republican who nominated him. Colin Powell was the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in President Bush's administration. He is the first African-American secretary of state serving under President George W. Bush, a Republican.

Democratic Party, call the Republicans racists. You know it's a lie! Just remember those southern Democrat governors who were for segregation. Just remember the Democratic Party's pro-slavery history. You may not like Bush for president or Blunt for governor, but please don't vote for pro-abortion Kerry and Holden. If you believe in traditional moral values don't vote Democratic in the state and national elections in November.

Richard D. Swift, Bloomfield