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July 7, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Put a stop to racist remarks

I was somewhat amused by seeing on the news that Newt Gingrich told an audience that President Barack Obama was the president with the highest number of people on welfare. Some stood and applauded.

It was no surprise that he, Rick Santorum, and Mitt Romney are going negative in a Southern state. They are playing to those who like saying negative things toward other races. Such things have been done for decades to try to win white votes.

I want them to be mindful of the blood lost in all American battles here and overseas by black Americans and other races for this country to keep the freedoms we do have. Winning at all cost by putting down a race doesn’t last forever and will be remembered. People of all races are on welfare, not just blacks. And it’s the wealthy politicians who have put the helpless on food stamps by sending jobs overseas. They should stop the racist remarks.

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