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Bailey Jones

[thumbup] He was a true American hero and a statesman who devoted his life to the betterment of our country. We are a poorer nation without him.

David Hardee

That a reverend can miss portray events trying to glorify failure is sinful. You want to characterize the total failure of the La Marque independent school district as consensual and unforced, and as benevolent consolidation into only the Texas City ISD. The truth is LISD did not meet the smallest academic standards, was mismanaged, fought the take-over, was eventually dissolved and taken over by the state, then split among other school districts.

Here is the official public announcement by City of La Marque (https://ci.la-marque.tx.us/565/Education) “The fact that there are six school systems within the city limits. Depending on where they live, school-age children could be zoned to Dickinson ISD, Hitchcock ISD, Santa Fe ISD or Texas City ISD, Private schools also operate within La Marque City Limits at Abundant Life Christian Academy and Mainland Preparatory Classical Academy. As of April 2019.”

Because of this prevarication, your article is suspicious and requires scrutiny.

I wish I had the opportunity you had of meeting and talking to Congressman Lewis. His reputation was a tough straight shooter, an advocate of civil disobedience; that brought him into conflicts and personal injuries. But Lewis stayed a stalwart of peaceful demonstration.

Your last sentence speaks loudly that the current activities meet with yours and Lewis’s approval. Lewis’s admonishment message was, “To the rioters here in Atlanta and across the country: I see you, and I hear you. I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair, and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long. Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way.” You have again misportrayed the truth.

Surely you do not approve of the demonstrations, looting, and burning under civil rights\racial slogans, right? Rephrasing to condemn the demonstrations turning into the looting and burning would get universal approval. That rephrasing would be in line with Lewis’s position.

Anywho find those destructive activities acceptable as civil rights activities are promoting lawlessness, terrorism, and anarchy. It is time to inform these groups - partial listing below: they are nothing more than malcontents’ rebels against all that made America great. And that gives greater emphasis to patriots to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

Charity’s ?

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Institute for Free Speech

Race Forward

Amnesty International USA

Public Advocates

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Southern Poverty Law Center

National Black Child Development Institute

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

National Center for Law and Economic Justice

National Urban League

Equal Justice Initiative

Leadership Conference Education Fund

Muslim Advocates

Public Justice Center

Center for Constitutional Rights

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC Inc.

Advancement Project

People's Action Institute

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Anti-Defamation League

Headwaters Foundation for Social Justice

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

PolicyLink

UnidosUS

CLASP

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

LGBT, Counterculture, BLM, ANTIFA, ETC.

Joe Mancuso

Nowhere in his post does Rev. Daniels say or imply that he or Congressman Lewis support the violence that is occurring in some areas of our country.

Rev. Daniels does say that Congressman Lewis would be pleased with the things Rev. Daniels listed that have been and are being done locally and the way these things are being done.

You're the one who is trying to "miss portray [sic]" what Rev. Daniels said Congressman Lewis would be pleased with.

David Hardee

Mr. Mancuso

If the Reverend wants to disassociate from the civil rights activities that are creating chaos let him do so. I read the publication as they have meaning to the relevant events. John Lewis is and was relevant to national civil rights activities. John Lewis will always be a national civil rights activist of the highest esteem for his judicious work.

If you want to split hairs, do so.

please supply your interpretation/meaning of:

The article unambiguous in declaring “The Angel Lewis would approve the MANNER IN WHICH “WE” DO IT-.

And where is it you want the reader to insert the word “LOCALLY”?

Have you any comment on the L-ISD portrayal.?

P.s. the article mis portray (sic-er) or if preferred portrays with a purpose, That manipulation (portrayal) is the subtle technique for leading the reader to the desired conclusion. That practice has corrupted the media. Slowly even the simple-minded are recognizing the deception by portrayal manipulation. thankfully.

Joe Mancuso

Well, golly gee whiz, Mr. Hardee! I think even us simple-minded folk can clearly see that Rev. Daniels last paragraph was referring to the items he listed in his previous two paragraphs, which are all local actions.

If you want to know where the reverend stands on the national issue you brought up, why don't you just ask him, instead of misrepresenting what he said in his column.

David Hardee

Mr. Mancuso

Don't you realize that my comment was an invitation for the Reverend to respond,

And Mr. Mancuso your interpretation of the Reverend's intent is no more valid than mine. So if you want to be the spokesman would you please interpret the dichotomy of the reverend's presentation for the LaMarque ISD compared with the City of LaMarques official statement. Hope you respond.

Charles Douglas

Mr. JONES said that we are a poorer nation without John Lewis. I never met the guy, but from researching his works with Dr. MLK, I would agree with Mr. JONES and add that we are a RICHER NATION for having him with us as long as we did! In addition I would like to say we are a better community for the work Reverend Daniels and the community groups who are working with our City and Police organizations to promote transparency and unity! I cannot say enough about that! We need somebody standing in the middle and making up the hedge! Lastly, Reverend Daniels was part of those RADICALS who were marching daily back in the sixties to affect change and equality inside LMISD! I think the whole district owes those RADICALS a debt of gratitude for what they made happen here by marching, shouting, toting signs, all day for days! Yes TV cameras and News Reporters from all over came to see what was wrong with the BLACK RADICALS who would not go to school until changes transpired! They got what they wanted too! People left, and people came. Money poured into our school to facitate change, new books, athletic equipment and things like that! What they did was to light a fire under the Lilly White LMISD Board which influenced them to go ahead and integrate the district, thereby causing equality not only for all students, but better accounting of state funds, and BLACK taxpayer's money spent! Now for the obvious question: Where was I when Reverend Daniels and the RADICALS were out beating the pavement in the heat for change? I was inside watching them deal with the HEAT! Much credit to The Rev. and the RADICALS,...we all owe y'all! for what y'all did! I personally learned from my in-action, and my failure to participate back then, and it lit a fire in me which served me well everywhere in this nation and the world I travelled, or worked after that! I can vouch for the Character and Intergity of Reverend Daniels, however I will not make excuses for him being a Progressive! (Lolo) ...He is probably saying the same thing about ..me being a Conservative! All this took place before LMISD took a dive years later and had to be shutdown!

Bailey Jones

I was watching the Late Show with Stephen Colbert the other night and he was talking to his band leader, Jon Batiste, both of whom knew John Lewis, and they made the point that the beauty of giants like John Lewis is an accusation that the rest of us just aren't standing tall enough.

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