A Word of Caution—NOT

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A recent letter to the editor claims that the Connecticut Republican Assembly is a radical organization and cites its thirteen principles as concerning. I had never heard of this organization so I checked into it. Let’s see, the first principle, “We believe that man’s rights flow from the Creator and the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable and cannot be legitimately granted or rescinded by men.” This means that politicians of all persuasions, be them Democratic, Socialist, Marxist, etc., should not be allowed to subjugate their citizens to the state.

The second principle, “We believe in the guiding force of moral law as expressed by the Judeo-Christian ethic and contained in the Holy Scriptures of these historic faiths.” The point here is the guiding force of moral law. This in no way speaks to excluding freedom of religion or the moral laws that other religions embrace. 

It is a sad day when the activities purportedly caused by Marxist organizations and other far left groups are ignored in the nightly news while at the Granby level we find people questioning the moral character of a local candidate. I don’t feel it is appropriate or moral to funnel criticism in this manner and draw conclusions that are just personal opinions.

Richard Zlotnick