TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Historical ignorance

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Comparing the tea party to the Ku Klux Klan is a subject that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., who did so in a campaign email, should be familiar with.

Do the following names mean anything? Nathan Bedford Forrest, Lester Maddox, George Wallace, Orval Faubus, Al Gore Sr., Strom Thurmond and one-time Klan member Robert Byrd were all dedicated to keeping blacks from obtaining their legal rights, and they were all Democrats.

Grayson needs a history course. As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a maroon.”

Richard Volpatti

New Alexandria

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. ‘Boots’ not answer
  2. Not ‘pension reform’
  3. More than next job
  4. All killing is wrong
  5. Glass house?
  6. What we’re fighting
  7. Crucial NATO partner
  8. Close Colfax school
  9. Time to license bicyclists
  10. Boost classroom tech
  11. Obama blame game