Re the May 6 Other Views article Let’s see, there’s Abe Lincoln, Martin Luther King and me, on Ben Carson’s presidential run: So it begins — let’s get the black man who happens to be a Republican or, God forbid, a conservative.
He must be a clown, ill-informed or just plain foolish not to believe in the party line that has done so well for poor blacks and whites in America for the past 80 years. If he believes in independence of will and not waiting for someone to take care of him, then he must be wrong-headed. Then he can’t be for us, as he is against us, as he must support the federal government that knows all and can help everyone into poverty and not out.
Neil Shelley, Key Largo
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