Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor | Political cartoon out of line

The political cartoon that appeared on Wednesday’s opinion page is offensive and misrepresents historical fact.

It depicts the Republican Party urging the prevention of black citizens from voting. It perpetuates the myth that the Democrats are the friends of our black voters.

Historically, it has been administrations led by Republican presidents that have strived the hard-est to attain equality for all citizens.

Check out the performance of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan and Nixon to see actions that promote equality. These actions speak louder than the Democratic political rhetoric that gets them votes without true results.

The Obama administration has done nothing more than create a strain on race relations. That is also the effect created by the CDT in publishing the cartoon.

Charles Weyandt