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Over the weekend, my wife and I went to the N.C. Whirligig Festival. Walking around, we came upon the Republican Party tent, which brought to mind why I am upset with the Wilson Country Republican Party. Let me explain.
First, every other week you can pick up The Wilson Times and read a column written by Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield complaining about the budget or that Medicaid expansion has not been passed by the North Carolina legislature. Even though funding this expansion would require higher levels of deficit spending or substantial increases in taxes.
Farmer-Butterfield’s argument in favor of this expansion is nothing more than fairytale politics.
Secondly we have national crisis going on in our federal government, with Democrats pushing a phony impeachment inquiry. Which is nothing more than a political stunt to try to remove a sitting president because they know they cannot win the 2020 election.
Third, we have the Democratic candidates running around the country proposing raising taxes, Medicare for all, defending illegal aliens and transforming the United States into a socialist country.
Here is my gripe. How many times have you seen any letter to the editor, or news article or other publications written by the local Republican leadership in opposition to all this political nonsense? Not one.
After a short discussion with one of the local party leaders, I suggested that they assign three or four Wilson County Republican leaders to write a letters explaining the Republican Party’s position and explain to the voters the lies and misinformation being spread by the the local and national Democratic Party leadership. The reply was that people are afraid to write letters. What would they be afraid of?
What we have is weak leadership — all they want is to get their names and pictures in the paper. They don’t want to take a stand against anything or anybody because it might offend someone.
Folks, if you read the history of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, some of them lost their families, their farms, businesses and some lost their lives standing up for what they believed in. Can you imagine our country in its early days under this leadership? Today we would all be singing “ God Save the Queen.”
What we have in the Republican Party is a bunch of whining puppies. What we need are some roaring lions.
William E. Biddle