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Ketchikan Tea Party
By Eileen Small


May 04, 2009

I thought Mr. Hanger's tirade against Ms. Emmert's letter in support of the nationwide tea parties to be a tad elitist and unjust--a characteristic which that writer shares with many of our currently elected officials and a fact that helped incite the grass root protests leading to the tea parties. I know I am not a racist but I can see unnecessary spending occur and I hate to see my kids and others' kids paying for debts occurred in this generation. Frankly, I hate to pay for it either and if I wanted to own Chrysler or GM I'd buy stock personally! I guess I can determine right from wrong. Why is the "race card" always played when someone disagrees with liberal politics? I think it is silly--sort of like grade schoolers calling each other baby- name-insults on a playground! I don't think Ms. Emmert is a racist either and I am certain of one more thing that neither she nor I are: WE AREN'T SOCIALISTS!!!

I will also correct Mr. Hanger's idea that Rick Perry, governor of Texas, is a "southern cracker governor". Governor Perry is a very popular and intelligent governor of a very large state who looks out for the citizens of his state---regardless of their race or creed. Over all, he has done a pretty good job---thus his popularity!!! Could Texas choose to leave the Union? Yes it could, and with a simple majority vote of the Texas population actually. When the Texas government signed to become the 28th state in the union, they reserved their right to leave that union if they so chose. I would like to point out a couple of facts about Texas:

1.Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.

2.The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.

Do the majority of Texans WANT to leave the Union? OF COURSE NOT!!! They are just like Alaskans---they simply don't like to be called names by snobs and they want their government to work for them--on a national and local level!!!

Eileen Small
Ketchikan, AK

About: "citizen of Ketchikan for 10 years"

Received May 01 , 2008 - Published May 04, 2009


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