It must be increasingly difficult for a union member, especially a police officer, to be part of the Democratic Party.
Although the party was always represented by a broad range of people, it has become dominated in recent years by special interests and groups of rights advocates. The Keystone pipeline is a good example of where union members were left behind because the party chose to support environmentalists. This came at the expense of tens of thousands of positions, mostly union jobs.
The Democratic Party seems to be dominated by race baiters, hate mongers and anarchists who openly advocate violence against the police, resulting in tragic deaths. If John F. Kennedy were alive today, he would not recognize his former party and would be very comfortable as a member of the Grand Old Party.
Joseph S. Iaco
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Editor's note: The writer is president of the Greater Bluffton Republican Club.