Letters to the Editor

Letter | Issac Bailey must admit that liberals caused the problems in Baltimore


Liberals caused the problems in Baltimore

Re: April 30 column, “Baltimore riots mom: Stereotype becomes mascot,” by The Sun News columnist Issac Bailey.

I concluded in the last of three letters I sent to The Sun News, none of which was printed, with this observation: Truth to power is as it always should be a bitter pill to swallow.

In the last letter, I initially took to task Bailey for criticizing those who applauded Toya Graham, the black mother of six seen on national television smacking her son for participating in the Baltimore riot.

Bailey’s focus then should have been on the true cause of the riot in Baltimore. It wasn’t race arising out of the death of a black man in police custody. After all, three of the six police officers involved were black. What Bailey never mentions is that the city police chief, mayor, city council president and city prosecutor were also black.

What accounts for the riot in Baltimore and elsewhere, and what the liberal political left perpetually denies, is the truth that frustration builds up in communities subjected for decades to the policies of liberalism, the ever exponential growth of government control and intrusion into our lives.

The Democrat Party has controlled the city of Baltimore for decades, endlessly imposing taxes, squandering federal funding, and regulating housing, commerce and education, all of which are in continual disarray. Despite the fact that Baltimore received more than $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention, Baltimore has continued to suffer 24 percent poverty and 8.5 percent unemployment rates.

Graham’s actions were heroic even if she and most assuredly her son didn’t fully comprehend the underlying cause of the anger and frustration that was seething beneath the surface of their community.

She wouldn’t let her son degrade himself and her family by engaging in violence.

John A. Donnelly

Carolina Shores, N.C.