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Apologies for Ill-informed Link

Several weeks ago, I linked and blogged about an organization headquartered in St. Louis.  I had never heard of it.  The name of the outfit–Council of Conservative Citizens–sounded like something useful.  After reading a few entries on the blog, I thought it sounded pretty good.

Today, though, I received their quarterly newsletter.  I was a bit surprised by the number of stories about “blacks.”  As I continued to read, it was obvious that the editors of the paper hold racial views that I have no desire to be associated with.

I later learned tonight that prominent politicians have been excoriated for speaking at the group’s gathering. Reading more about the CofCC, I realized that I must disavow the organization’s published views regarding race.

The organization might have views in common with mine. I’m sure they do. But they have very public views that I find abhorrent.

I apologize for sending readers to their sites, and I hope readers will forgive my lack of due diligence in studying the group’s positions before linking.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

5 Comments on “Apologies for Ill-informed Link

  1. I’ve e-mailed him. Actually, he seems like a great guy. I have no desire to debate him, though. As I said, I’m sure we agree on most things: guns, taxes, welfare, military service, 10th Amendment, Christian foundings, etc.

  2. Hard for me to comment on that as I haven’t read or seen any newsletters. Since I am trying to be open and balanced as much as possible I will link you on my page :)

    I wanted to promote discussion as much as possible, but haven’t had that happen much yet. The webmaster of the St Louis CofCC blog posts on my site quite a bit… you should come over and debate him sometime.

  3. Chris,

    I hope my post didn’t give the impression that I want to suppress their speech. I don’t. I just don’t want to promote their web site. I’m pretty sure that’s call. I don’t link to Kos, DU, and a lot of other web sites.

    And while their blogs and sites might be relatively mild, their newspaper was a bit shocking. I just don’t want my name associated with the organization.

  4. As a follow up – I have been reading their links for quite awhile now and they definetely do not shy away from discussing these issues… I do not discuss these issues, but I do think there is a place for all views to be discussed. I also think Liberals should be allowed to discuss their crazy viewpoints.

    That being said I have yet to see any articles on this website that call for overt segregation or suppression of race.

  5. Can you provide a link to an abhorrent view or story? Just because a group openly discusses race issues…. doesn’t mean they are racist. It just means they aren’t afraid to discuss issues in a politically incorrect manner.

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