Editor: Rep. Barbara Comstock refuses to publically condemn the racism evident in Steve King, a senior member of the House of Representatives Republican Caucus.
I called her office and her staff offered to take my name and forward my request for a public statement to the Congresswoman. Apparently, Rep. Comstock will stand on principles only if prodded by constituents.
She says that she was once a “Reagan Democrat” which tells me that President Reagan was influential in her transition from Democrat to Republican. I can relate, I was a Reagan Republican until 2000.
As she considers the principles upon which she will take a stand, she should look to Reagan’s “Brotherhood of Man” speech. President Regan delivered this speech in 1990 to recognize the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here is an excerpt: “may we dedicate ourselves to hastening the day when all God’s children live in a world without walls. That would be the greatest empire of all. … The truth of the matter is, if we take this crowd and if we could go through and ask the heritage, the background of every family represented here, we would probably come up with the names of every country on earth, every corner of the world, and every race. Here, is the one spot on earth where we have the brotherhood of man.”
Guy Potucek, Ashburn