Huntington Democrats condemn County Comissioner’s “archaic and racist views”

Huntington Democrats condemn County Comissioner’s “archaic and racist views”

The Huntington County Democrats would like to be very clear that the opinions posted by these two men (Larry Buzzard a sitting County Commissioner who is married to the Chair of the Huntington County Republicans and Michael Crago who works/worked for the Huntington County Sheriff’s office) are not reflective of the views of the people of Huntington County.  As a party and more importantly as human beings, we condemn these archaic and racist views.

The Huntington County Democrats want to make known our intent to publicly disparage remarks such as these and hold the perpetrators publicly accountable.  There is no place for these types of comments in our modern world and we want to make it clear that we neither agree with, nor support, such offensive comments from anyone, whether they are a public official or a private citizen.

While the original public social media post from Mr. Buzzard references “historical statues”, the only ones being removed from cities across America are those glorifying the Confederacy and slavery, so therefore, the logical conclusion is that Mr. Buzzard and Mr. Crago would like to make Huntington a city that glorifies the hatred that is represented by these statues.

Just for a bit of historical knowledge, Indiana, particularly the northern portion was a strong supporter of the Union and its efforts to maintain the United States while battling the scourge of slavery.  There can be no defense of “preserving our heritage”, as has been tried in other regions of our Nation.

In the current political and social justice environment of our Nation, it is imperative that we begin to heal some of the wounds that have festered within our communities for far too long.  Additional division and hate speech will only weaken our Nation further. It is time we start coming together and treating our fellow citizens with empathy and compassion.  

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