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Issue Was Not Racial, But Awkward

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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 6:32 pm

To The Editor:

The Bundy Ranch issue is as complicated as it is simple.

This letter is about Cliven Bundy’s clumsy “cotton picking” comment which has been predictably categorized as racist.

Not so fast. Admittedly, it was awkward, but his premise is sound.

Pre-Emancipation slavery has been traded for pro-entitlement slavery. Both undermine human spirit and potential. It is not a racial issue. It affects everyone at some level.

We the people of the United States must unite to overcome this. It can and will be done, the only way possible — with God’s help.