Letters to the Editor

Better change your name, Democrats

The strident call by Democrats to remove Confederate monuments seems misplaced. The Confederacy is part of the history of racism. Then again, the Democrats are the party of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, violent resistance to integration, resistance to the Civil Rights Act, current plantation politics in the large metro areas and policies that foster substandard schools in the large metro areas.

By looking at actions and results of policies, you can see what the Democrats stand for. They stand as part of the history of racism as much as the Confederate statues. How do we remove Democrats? They need to change their name.

Martin Arfa, Paso Robles