at was titled "Omitting Lincoln" printed in the paper on Monday, I am prompted to write one back. I feel it is important that I identify myself as a no-affiliation registered voter. I disapprove of the bipartisan political process.
I find it interesting that someone would find it tasteful enough to sit down, turn on their computer, and spew out false assumptions, observations, and political nothings about something such as slavery which happened over 150 years ago.
It strikes me as odd that someone trying to make a point to a certain group of people would use a not so tactful way to refer to them: "Black people" is not the preferred title.
Quick aside here, if you ever had an entry level high school American politics class where the Civil War and the abolishing of slavery was covered, you would know that Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party was quite Liberal at the time. In fact, you may say that they were the blasphemous D word: Democratic.
My main argument here is that the "Omitting Lincoln" letter was not written to make any political statement or to influence anyone's vote; it was sent as an ill informed, malice driven letter to ease frustrations.
I end by saying that if there are any "black people" reading this, I don't approve of this thinking and many of my peers wouldn't either. I was sickened and appalled by it and I do not condone this thinking. I am doing this out of respect for something that I found was a repulsive display of intolerance.
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