Thursday, February 21, 2013
How much longer do we have to be subjected to the bigoted one-sided tirades of the distinguished Leonard Pitts Jr.
In his witless bashing and bombasting of the GOP, he totally is ignorant or blindly denies the value of the GOP and its predecessor, the Whigs of the 19th century in their efforts to rid the United States of the blight of slavery.
Were it not for the Whig mentality of opposing slavery, several hundred thousand Whigs and Republicans would not have died to rid this nation of the slavery blight.
Ex-slaves died — yes. Several hundred? Thousand? I don’t know. Many of my Southern ancestors fought and died to rid this notion of the slavery blight.
The Whigs and Republicans and my ancestors were and are white. Most of my Southern ancestors were Democrats opposed to the blight of slavery.
When bigots spew their tirades, it shows disregard to those who died to purchase their freedom.
Oh yes, do not forget the Indians who joined in the fray to rid this country of the slavery blight. Many of them died too. How many? I don’t have a clue. There were many.
Seems my dictionary defines “bigoted” as: Prejudiced, warped, twisted.
It doesn’t say any thing about black, white, red, green or purple or elephant or jackass.
Jerolee W. Hickey