This issue we've been having here in KC has gotten a little bit of national attention, but not much. At least not until this point I suspect.
To summarize, with our new mayor, Mark Funkhouser, came a new appointee to our Parks Board, Frances Semler. Semler is little old lady who you could
probably knock over if you spoke too loudly to her. She is also a relatively inactive member of the Minute Men organization.
In June, Semler's membership started making the rounds on
. Activist groups began demanding her resignation, claiming that the Minute Men promote racism. Semler
offered her resignation to the mayor who, appropriately, declined to accept.
Recently La Raza, the so-called Hispanic civil rights group, stated that if Semler did not resign, they would
withdraw their national convention
slated for 2009.
With this announcement came what could be described as a small mob
pounding on Semler's door,
demanding her resignation.
Again Funkhouser declared he would not be blackmailed into removing Semler from the Parks Board.
Following La Raza's threats, the NAACP joined in
, stating that if Semler did not step down they
too would withdraw their national convention.
In response to all this ridiculous bullying, and at the request of many, the Minute Men have now decided to host their
convention here in
I applaud the Minute Men's resolution in this matter. La Raza and the NAACP are inherently racist organizations and they can place their conventions
in the back of a Volkswagen.
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