There has been a series of letters contrasting Doug Roulstone’s letter to the editor about racism in the Democratic party. Here is what I think is more telling about where the parties lie. In the weeks after the Jan. 6 attack against our U.S. Capitol, there were many condemnations against the attack.
What I didn’t see was a condemnation from the the Snohomish County GOP on its website, I know; I checked. Mr. Roulstone, being the chairman of said party and its website, would have direct control over its content. Since I didn’t see a condemnation should I assume an implied approval of the attack?
I don’t know what is in his heart and mind but his letter is less than fully honest on racism within the two parties. What is more important is what is happening right now in our country, not things that happened 60 or more years in the past. Mr. Roulstone is a retired Navy officer and took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. I did when I served. The Jan. 6 insurrection was a direct attack against our Constitution and I think should be condemned by all even the local GOP party.