Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
On Thursday, April 25, the St. Thomas community was enjoying J'Ouvert when the celebration was shattered by gunshots which injured three people. Public safety officials immediately canceled the remainder of J'Ouvert.
To Delegate Donna Christensen:
I found some of your comments in the Op-ed, "Biting Off Our Nose to Spite Our Face?", distressing and insulting. You stated that the "tea partyism" folks are "so aroused into blind anger by some of the rhetoric against President Obama's agenda that they are not listening to/not hearing the facts of the issues…"
Actually the 'tea partyers' are not all ignorant rabble inflamed by mere rhetoric and unaware of the facts of the issues. Believe it or not, there are many informed people, tea partyers and otherwise, who do not agree with President Obama's policies!
Empty rhetoric, either negative against President Obama or negative slurs against citizens who hold different views than your own, is not conducive to an honest discussion of the issues.
You must not know any "tea party folks" personally. If you did you wouldn't have made the unfounded and racist charge that there is "an element of racism at its core" as you stated in the Op-ed.
There is room in our country, including the Virgin Islands, for more than one opinion on the issues. I hope there is room for them in your heart too.