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
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!!!
About: "citizen of Ketchikan
for 10 years"
Received May 01 , 2008 - Published
May 04, 2009
LOONIES AND BECKBRAINS By David G. Hanger
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