Re: “So you want to secede? Don’t let us stand in your way” (TNT, 11-22).
Shame on Paul Vandevelder for writing and The News Tribune for printing such a heavily plagiarized piece. Most of it was penned for a group that wants to secede from the Union as the”Enlightened States of America.”
It is apparently an inconvenient truth that Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, freed the slaves. Vandevelder can’t speak for President Lincoln and say today he would support his cause anymore than I can say say Joseph Stalin would be a Progressive Democrat today. Another inconvenient truth is that the KKK was an arm of the Democratic Party, killing 1,200 blacks and 300 whites to further its cause. You can’t rewrite history to suit your needs.
I don’t know what prejudice Vandevelder has against Baptists, Bobby Jindal or Lindsey Graham. However, he can have Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi and Anthony Weiner.
The numbers he and the Enlightened States of America use do not hold up as true, especially if you consider that 62 percent of the land mass voted Republican. Furthermore, 48 percent voted for Mitt Romney while 50 percent voted for Barack Obama (2 percent voted for others).
I congratulate him on his apparent win this month. However dancing in the end zone over a small margin of victory is taunting and carries a penalty. In this case his plagiarized piece ticked off 48 percent of the people, further polarizing the country. Go sit in the corner. I for one would like the country to heal.