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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, March 23, 2023
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Thank You, Senator Nelson

Dear Source:
I feel compelled to respond to Lenny Stiles' commentary on Senator Nelson's press conference. I don't know what form of government Mr. Stiles is familiar with. I do know that under our present government here in the USVI, laws cannot be passed or repealed until acted upon by the Senate, in full session. If passed they must then be signed by the
Governor. The 27th legislature will not meet in full session until March 20th; at least, that is my understanding. The last full session of the 26th legislature was December 28, 2006. I may be confused and believe me, it wouldn't be the first time and certainly not the last.
I know I'm confused when I read the statement that Senator Nelson, "played the race card." Maybe Senator Nelson held a different press conference than the one I heard. From what I remember, it was pointed out that the Virgin Islands are predominately black and we should all be sensitive to the particular slurs and comments that strike painful chords within our community. I find that to be good advice and wish more people would listen to it. I am subject to being painted with the same brush as those who open their mouths and spew forth ignorance.
I say ignorance and I mean it. If there is more than one way to get your point across and you choose to use an insensitive and inflammatory method, you are ignoring the consequences of your actions. If you can only think of one way to get your point across and that results in being rude and insensitive, I hereby request you keep your point to yourself. Please!
It is easy to confuse motion with progress. As easily confused as I can be, I have never viewed a rocking horse as anything but motion without progress. Senator Nelson has chosen this time to take action and speak out. It is possible he feels we have reached the threshold where he can now achieve progress. How can anyone truly behind the recall or repeal effort go on the radio or publish comments in the paper maligning a public official for expressing support? It gives pause for thought and makes me consider what their real motives might be. Do they desire unity for a common goal or division so they can keep on complaining? Who is really dividing the electorate?
I could go on and on, but I am going to end with a few words of gratitude for Senator "Positive" Nelson. Thank you very much for what you are doing and you have my full support. I listened to the Finance Committee hearings and was very proud to have voted for you. That pride continues.
Ken Floyd
St. Croix

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