After seeing Val’s endorsement of Carl McGill I decided to visit Mr. McGill’s website, where I found an email, and well sent him a note asking him for further detail on his stand on Cuba and Fidel Castro.
I hope you are all still sitting down (grab your bells and whistles) because here is his response, undedited:
Good Day Sirs and Madams,
I am very concern about a dictator so close to our borders. And I’m concerned for four reasons. These reasons refer to human rights and homeland security.
First, I am of black American and Caribbean descent. In both the US and the island countries, the essence of my existence was the violation of human rights, and that refers to slavery and colonialism. In the dark periods of this hemisphere’s historical past existed conditions that many Cubans go through everyday, and that’s life under a dictator. So, think God America and its most of its Caribbean sisters have evolved in human rights.
Second, as we celebrate Black History Month, the Congressional Black Caucus represents the opposite of what black Americans should symbolize, and that’s freedom. Maxine Waters and the CBC support Fidel Castro. As politicians, they should wonder why there is little to no representation of Cuba’s current population in government. Demographically, current Cuba is mostly people of color. Is that reflected in the government? No! But go to Castro?s jails and one could easily see differently.
Third, on their VIP trips to Cuba, why don’t Waters and others question human rights violations unless they support it? I think it’s because they represent their districts similar to how Castro runs Cuba. Socialism does not work. Only free societies prosper. So as a member of the US Congress, I would vote to enforce the embargo on Castro until Cuba changes it governmental leadership. We don’t need an island prison existing in a democratic hemisphere. And representatives of a free that represent free people should not use their elected office to support Cuba’s dictator. And I think black Americans, once educated truthfully about Castro’s island prison, would be appalled at the black caucus’ friendship with Castro. Didn’t we free Cuba from Spain because of how the Cubans were mistreated? Therefore, I believe American needs to free Cuba from Fidel Castro, and I would stand with the Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in the US Congress on this issue.
Finally, as Al Qaeda is America’s enemy in the war on terrorism, so is Castro. We haven’t determined if Castro has Al Qaeda ties. So he is not exonerated from the possibility of launching the next 911. Therefore, we must remember the “Missiles of October,” for Al Qaeda has replaced the Russians as are enemy in the fight for freedom, and the friend of our enemy is our enemy.
Candidate for Congress 2006
Mr. Carl McGill certainly has my endorsement!