To the editor:
How appropriate that the Republican party was founded in the Little “WHITE” Schoolhouse in Ripon. That is where this party is focusing its base on now.
They are trying to create a message that the only true Americans are white Anglos and everyone else is an outsider.
Slaves purchased and brought to this country were really loved and treated like family.
The “Trail of Tears” was just a relocation effort that was beneficial to the Native Americans living on their own land.
Imprisoning people of Asian heritage in barbed wire encampments was necessary because they might have been part of a plot to overthrow the US government during a declared war — unlike Jan 6th peaceful protest.
Now Republicans are trying to suppress the right to vote of anyone other than primarily white voters in order to maintain power and control of the legislative process. Someone please explain to me why the Republican party has voted 100% against any bill that benefits the working people of this country but didn’t bat an eye when they raised the deficit by trillions to give a tax break to the richest 1% of the population. Let Jackson MI take credit for the Republican party - it’s nothing more than a black eye on Ripon’s history.
— Dan Gatzke