Letters: Rhetoric separates us
January 1, 2013 9:12PM
Updated: February 3, 2013 6:05AM
Your recent column (Common Sense, Dec. 11) on the Will County Tea Party was sad and reckless. Irony is the word that comes to mind. You spew falsehoods and venom at people you want to marginalize. Perhaps you need to look no further than your own editorials to find the radical. You wrote, “Me and my fellow radicals weren’t fed up (with trillion dollar deficits, taxes) until we elected a black president.”
Your racial accusations are disturbing. Where were you when we challenged the establishment Republicans and Democrats collecting over 2,000 signatures for Cedra Crenshaw’s state Senate race? You were probably busy patting yourself on the back for supporting her lily-white Democrat male opponent.
Where were you when some ran interference on slating Jerry Ramirez on the ballot for Will County Board? We were there. Where were you when we supported Raquel Mitchell (another black woman) for committeeman and now Wheatland Township trustee candidate? Where were you when we slated Yvonne Sencial Bolton for Plainfield Township tax collector?
Feel free to disagree with us and promote your differing agenda. However, please inform yourself before foolishly publishing this type of column. This venomous rhetoric only separates us, limiting true debate. However, something tells me you’re not looking for truth. You are interested in pushing your own radical agenda
I would be more than happy to debate you anytime, anywhere regarding these issues. Unfortunately, you are probably too busy hiding behind your keyboard.
Joliet Tax Day Tea Party
Stop injustice in Mexico
When Thomas Garlitz, the Rev. Ray Lescher, Illinois bishops, Jesse Hoyt and compassionate others look to discover injustice they should look no further than the people who run Mexico. The poor who walk, run, swim, crawl and tunnel their way out of Mexico are excluded from the bounty of the 13th wealthiest nation in the world.
The poor are not getting a share of the gross domestic product of one of the top 10 percent of wealthy nations. Look up the disparity of wealth.
Why do they flee? What makes that happen? Who controls the wealth of Mexico? Go and find out who runs the poor out of their own country. That is where the problems starts.
America treats them better as “illegals” than their own nation treats them as citizens. Here there is food, shelter, medicine, employment and support groups.
Bleeding hearts do not have to remain oblivious to the truth. It is a choice they make. Start to fix the injustice in Mexico and there will be no need for a detention center in Joliet.