Letter to the editor: Local Democrats only care about state party’s platformI find it necessary to respond to the letters from Cindy Hinz and Rosann Klatt from Oct. 10 and 16. Originally, Hinz questioned North Dakota Democrats about their party’s platform, and I gave a direct answer that neither she nor Klatt can get around.
By: Brad Mills, The Jamestown Sun
I find it necessary to respond to the letters from Cindy Hinz and Rosann Klatt from Oct. 10 and 16.
Originally, Hinz questioned North Dakota Democrats about their party’s platform, and I gave a direct answer that neither she nor Klatt can get around. People can read the national Democratic platform and decide for themselves whether the right wing slant on it is fair, but the only platform I need to answer for, and the one that most closely reflects my own views, is the one I was directly involved in at our state convention. If North Dakota Democrats are supposed to answer only for the national platform and ignore their own, as Klatt obviously expects, then why bother to even have a state platform?
Here is the real issue: These right-wingers don’t want anyone to read the state Democratic platform because most fair-minded people will probably agree with a lot of it. Instead, they want everyone to believe as they do, that Democrats are God-hating, baby-killing, terrorist-sympathizing communists living off the government. This is the slanderous stereotype they rely on to win elections.
The Democrats I know (including those running for office) are hardworking small business owners, farmers, teachers, public workers, various professionals, military veterans, college students, senior citizens, and yes, even religious leaders. In other words, typical North Dakotans and Americans. This is based on my real life experience, not Fox News or some fallacious movie we are supposed to rush out to see before we vote.