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LETTER TO EDITOR: ANTIFA is a Myth; Argall Needs to Tell Constituents the Truth About Election

letter to the editor antifa myth

letter to the editor antifa myth

To the Editor:

There is no Antifa organization. Antifa means anti-fascist. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Democrats and Republicans, including FDR and Dwight Eisenhower respectively, united to fight the fascist leaders in Tokyo, Berlin, and Rome. Thousands of people in Schuylkill County, including my father, volunteered to serve in World War II. Following the victory, communism expanded into Eastern Europe and later China. Once again Democrats and Republicans formed a consensus to “contain” the Soviet Union and its satellites.

Our country stands for freedom and democracy embodied in our Constitution. We abhor dictatorships on both the left and right. In fact, Article 1 of the Constitution gives the most powers to the Legislature. Our founders feared a single strong leader, and gave little direct responsibilities to the President in Article 2.

Our freedom of speech and assembly is guaranteed in the First Amendment. The majority of protesters that participated in BLM marches last year were peaceful. However, insurrectionists and arsonists infiltrated the peaceful groups in the evening and attacked businesses and public buildings. Those people should be arrested. Thousands of people also gathered in Washington on January 6th. The majority were peaceful. However, white supremacists also infiltrated that march and stormed the Capitol. They wore military outfits, carried plastic handcuffs easily accessible from Amazon, batons, tasers, bear spray. Clearly those people did not intend to be part of a peaceful protest, and it was all caught on camera.

However, everyone is missing the main point. This was all based on a lie espoused by Donald Trump and his private lawyer Rudi Giuliani that the election was rigged. Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell summed it up after his acquittal vote, “They [the insurrectionists] had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth because he was angry he’d lost an election. . . There is no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.” McConnell also sent a hidden message to his fellow Republicans Dan Meuser and Dave Argall, “sadly, many politicians sometimes make overheated comments or use metaphors that unhinged listeners may take literally.”

The election was over 100 days ago. Argall still has not told his constituents the truth. The Republican legislature passed Act 77 allowing for mail in ballots. He voted for that measure. In fact, he received over 11,000 mail in votes in Schuylkill County. Donald Trump gained votes in Philadelphia compared to 2016. The Republican Commissioner in Philly told 60 Minutes that fraud did not occur. Republican judges overturned Giuliani’s 60 plus lawsuits because there was no evidence. Our country will not heal until this lie is buried. Once again Democrats and Republicans need to unite to protect our democracy against enemies both foreign and domestic.

Todd Zimmerman, Secretary
Schuylkill County Democratic Committee

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  1. The Donald will return72

    February 18, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Are you kidding me? Antifa is a myth. These people are the fascists and socialists, including your DEMORAT party who are trying to tear down America. Please don’t pollute the Coal Region Canary with your liberal garbage, we have seen enough of it on wnep, abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, msnbc, new york times, wash post, need I go on…. the corruption in this election was astounding but unfortunately there weren’t judges with enough balls to stand up for America and the swamp, of which the DEMORATS seem to be the main keepers. People like you sicken me when you preach from your pulpit about how killing babies is just grand, leaving illegal aliens in from all over creation (including MS-13 members) is just great for America, how our oil prices are skyrocketing since lyin biden took office because of his anti fossil fuel policies, how you want to take the freedom of speech and the right to protect ourselves through the second amendment. Don’t sit and preach to us with a pathetic letter. Enjoy it while it lasts, because in 2022, the loopholes in the voting systems will be fixed (thanks to the GOP) and we will correct this injustice called the 2020 election and you socialist jackwagons will never desecrate America they way you have this year. Peaceful protests? Are you kidding me? BLM proudly proclaim their love of communism. Antifa attack Police, innocent people and anything they don’t agree with. I thought you people were all about unity? Obviously not when you are trying to rub wounds in teh salt of the majority of Americans who hate your agenda. Mark my words, MAGA has just begun, you people have stepped on a bees nest and woken a sleeping giant. We will not allow our great nation to turn into a socialist cesspool. But we will do it the right way, legally. Not the way you DEMORATS do, bullying people by attacking them under so called peaceful protests and tearing down the statues of anything you disagree with. America will be great again!

    • Ryles

      February 25, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      By 2022, The Donald may be our neighbor, FCI-Schuylkill’s min security camp.

      • PTFloridians

        February 27, 2021 at 11:26 pm

        The Donald, is already your neighbor…he lives in your head, since 2016…get used to it.

    • Orange Man Bad

      March 3, 2021 at 11:30 am

      Here’s what people at the insurrection said

      ” Listen up: I hear so many reports of ‘Antifa’ was storming the capital [sic] building. Know that every single person who believes that narrative have been DUPED AGAIN!” Ryan Taylor Nichols, a Marine Corps veteran charged in the attack, posted on Facebook on Jan. 7, according to court documents.”

      Now dont that beat all. Kinda make your rant see a little more ridiculous.

    • Todd

      March 18, 2021 at 5:39 am

      Fuel prices went up due to the bumbling of the GOP in Texas, which never winterized their grid. Many refineries shut down. Now that they are restarting and more oil is being produced, you will see the prices coming down again.

  2. Dementia Joe

    February 18, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Antifa & BLM are domestic terrorists groups.

  3. TheTruth

    March 6, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Why in the world CRC decided to post this nonsense is beyond me unless the intent was to stir things up. Anyone who believes a man with a 50 year career of failure in politics who couldn’t fill a bus station bathroom with the attendance at his campaign events won an election against an incumbant who’s events were over capacity is a brainwashed fool.

    Act 77 was illegal. The only branch of government in the USA that can change election processes is Legislature, the Senate. Governor’s didn’t just bypass the Senate to enable insecure mail-in ballots they didn’t even involve legislature. Governor’s don’t have the authority to make or change laws.

    Another thing is the person who wrote this letter is misinformed. Trump’s litigation to insure the integrity of this and future elections were not ‘thrown out for lack of evidence’ no judge even looked at qny evidence – they declined seeing any evidence (we all know exists, including Act 77 being illegal) because they declined having a hearing to see any of it. Another fact we have to follow ourselves with court dockets is that the legal challenges presented by Trump’s legal team are still going on, and most of them are declaring that there was overwhelimg fraud in the 2020 election.

    • Canary Commenter

      March 7, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      Yeah, we published this because it was submitted by the author. He’ll actually be writing a regular column for The Canary in the very near future. While we definitely have a bias that doesn’t align with this author’s thinking, The Canary is NOT an echo chamber like liberal media outlets.
      Hearing another point of view can only do 2 things: (1) Challenge your current thinking and make you think another way on a topic or (2) Challenge your current thinking and make you dig in even deeper on how you believe. There’s no harm in that.

    • Todd

      March 18, 2021 at 5:35 am

      The Legislature, including Senator Dave Argall passed Act 77. Did you check to see the Schuylkill Election Bureau statistics to see how many Republicans used mail in ballots? Florida does it and they have elected Republicans. There wasn’t any fraud.

  4. Ryles

    March 9, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    No harm & actually a benefit to all sides. Plus a continuing to run laps around local traditional media coverage.

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