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Chairman's Corner May 21, 2024 (Opinion)

By Susan Ruch

In the year 2024, why are we discussing racial injustice constantly? What is Racism? Why

has the word racist become a common buzzword? Merriam-Webster defines Racism as: "a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacitates and that racial

differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race; also, behavior or attitudes that reflect and foster this belief: racial discrimination or prejudice."

When we discuss race, are we not all part of the Human Race? Many factors have

influenced human beings for thousands of years, placing humankind into hundreds of

subcategories depending on the color of our skin. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech ‘I Have a Dream’, given in Washington DC on August 28, 1963, is essential reading to refresh our souls. King states: “I had a dream that my four little children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Our Country was evolving toward this mindset. We came far in fighting the evils of Racism until 2008. What happened?

Many of the forefathers who helped write our Declaration of Independence were not the

enslavers that many woke Marxists portray them to be. Marxists are attempting to rewrite our

History. Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote an essay for the 1619 Project. She tries to rewrite

American History in a simplistic manner that doesn’t include all the facts. Every Country has

good and bad historical milestones. Nikole writes in the 1619 Project essay that enslaved

people were sold to pilgrims in Jamestown, Virginia. This is correct. In one documented

occurrence, 20 enslaved Africans were sold to the pilgrims brought to Jamestown by the English slave traders. However, once the transaction was completed, the enslaved people were hired by the Pilgrims and paid as servants. England, Portugal, Dutch, and Spain were all involved in the horrific practice of slave trading. This historical information is essential as there were Africans brought to the Americas long before the Pilgrims arrived; whether they were enslaved, we do not know. A good historical milestone is Wentworth Cheswell, a black man (1746 to 1817) living in New Hampshire, who was the first African American elected to public office. Wentworth was an assessor, auditor, Justice of the Peace, teacher, and a Revolutionary War Veteran. He lived in Newmarket, NH, and graduated from the Governor's Academy. Wentworth was the first black judge. It is ironic that Newmarket, NH, was a primarily white community.

Given this context, reading and understanding our history is of the utmost importance. Many

historical facts have been hidden from Americans. Numerous black men were patriotic heroes during the Revolutionary War, including Wentworth Cheswell. (Mentioned above.) On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. Some colonists were shot, injured, and some dying. It was reported that Crispus Attucks, an African American member of the Sons of Liberty, was the first to fall in the Revolutionary War. The famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware portrays two black men alongside Washington - Prince Whipple and Oliver Cromwell.

Another black man, James Armistead, was credited with ending the Revolutionary War. Under Marquis de Lafayette, a French officer, James, and other black men were sent to the British camps under the guise of escaped enslaved people but actually as spies. James is credited with informing General Washington that British General Cromwell was moving his troops to Yorktown. The valuable information allowed Washington to move his forces to Yorktown to win this battle and end the Revolutionary War. Another hero we haven't heard of is Reverend Harry Hosier of Indiana who became a traveling preacher when freed from slavery and namesake of the Indiana nickname, ‘The Hoosier State’. Many more blacks have contributed to America's History:

–Alexa Canady, a renowned neurosurgeon, became the youngest black specialist by 30.

–Bessie Coleman was the first African American Woman to earn a pilot's license and the

first African American to hold an international pilot's license.

She worked her way into barnstorming, a form of aerial stunt tricks.

–Jane Bolin was named the first black woman judge in America in 1939 and

the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School.

–Thomas Sowell is a brilliant Economist who grew up in Harlem.

–Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas grew up in Pinpoint,

near Savannah, Georgia, in 1947. He has an incredible life story.

–Barack Obama was elected in 2008 to the highest position in America.

If you take time and look through History, you will see many black citizens who have had

incredible lives and have contributed to the History of America for 100s of years. How racist can America be?

Looking at America's History for the last 80 years, our nation's citizens have been greatly deceived. Mainstream media constantly brands The Republican Party as racist. But let me give you a quick look at the History until today. In 1869, a group of Confederates created the KKK, a secret society in Pulaski, Tennessee. Their first Grand Wizard was the Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Democrat. Throughout History, there have been numerous politicians who have been members of the KKK. Most were from the Democratic party, but some were from the Republican Party.

Robert Byrd was a Democratic Senator from West Virginia for 51 years. Byrd was the most notable politician in recent History who was a KKK member. Senator Byrd came to light due to his relationship with Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. ( ( )

Democratic President Woodrow Wilson had revolutionary African American heroes

removed from our history books. Under Wilson, there was a resurgence of the KKK. He even

had a showing of the film "Birth of a Nation" in the White House. Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson oversaw a series of programs called "The Great Society" that were passed into law. This legislation destroyed black families by introducing a financial incentive not to be married, be on welfare, and have multiple babies. These welfare programs destroyed the structure of black families. President Johnson is reported to have stated, "This will enslave the blacks for another hundred years." Thank goodness our black citizens are waking up and realizing what the Democratic Party has done by creating these programs, allowing crime to get out of control in the inner cities, and lowering the education standards - highly racist.

It deeply concerns me that, as a nation, we are GAS LIGHTED daily to believe we are a

Racist Nation. This is not valid at all. The United States banned slavery in 1865. 94 of the 193 nations in the world today have not forbidden slavery. At this time in History, there are more than 40 million people in slavery - more people than at any other time in world history.

Marxism/Communism is not about nationalizing; it's about the religion of the ‘ism’. Divide

and conquer is the objective. The communists have been planning this since 1963 and before (see below). We must look through the smoke and mirrors and decide if our Country is worth saving. There are thousands of people illegally coming into our Country every day. These people want to enter the Country, so I firmly believe our Country must be worth saving. As Lee Greenwood sings, “I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today, because there ain't no doubt, I love this land, God Bless the U.S.A.”

Thank you, fellow Patriots/Volunteers

I want to thank all the volunteers making a difference in Carson City with our Republican

Voters. We cannot take anything for granted, even though our current numbers for Republican voters look good. Democratic Party: 9,814, Non-Partisan: 12,590, and Republican Party: 14,923 as of May 1, 2024. Does this mean we can relax? We cannot stand still.

Thanks to our precinct chair, John Parrish, we’ve started a weekly door-knocking program. We will be walking Thursdays at 4 PM and Saturdays at 10 AM. We need people to help walk precincts with a low Republican turnout rate. Due to the Memorial Holiday weekend, we will postpone walking until May 30 at 4 PM and June 1 at 10 AM. Please call (775) 841-1800 for more information. We will meet at the Republican Headquarters at 1971 California Street.

Contact John Parrish for additional information at (916) 873-2048.

We are urging all voters to vote early in the coming primary and the general election in

November so we can maximize our resources to ensure every Republican casts a vote. We receive a list of those who have not voted daily. If you want to stop getting those text messages reminding you to vote, vote early. It is of the utmost importance that every Republican votes this year. No sitting out in 2024. Your vote does count. We need you to do your part to win in 2024.

The CCRP would like to remind you that our General Membership Meeting is this Thursday,

May 23, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will showcase the candidates for the primary election. We have invited the candidates to speak for three minutes. Many of the local candidates will be

there to help you decide who to vote for in this upcoming primary. Our meeting is being held in the Craft 55 Room of the Casino Fandango on Carson Street, starting at 6:30 with a social hour and the meeting starting at 7 PM. Everyone is welcome.

We have some movie nights and a fun event at the end of July, so stay tuned. Thank you for

your continued support and all of your help. We also want to thank the generous donors who

helped with our Ballot Chasing Campaign. We have met our goal. We could not have done this without you, the true American Patriots.

God Bless America, Nevada, Carson City, and You.

Susan Ruch, your Chairman

(775) 351-3917

“But a Constitution of Government, once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.
Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” John Adams
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