Thursday, 20 March 2014
Words are powerful, constructive or destructive, communication tools. The following words, my words, were the words spoken to the reporter with the Smoky Mountain News division within Macon County Republicans.
Contrary to the words printed in the Smoky Mtn. Press, and subsequently circulated via email, the term “Right Wing” is not in my vocabulary. I simply don’t use that term because I strongly believe that labels are divisive.
Jim Gray, Joyce Roberts, Ron Peacock and I were approached by a reporter from the Smoky Mountain News following Ron Haven’s Challenge to Residency hearing. The reporter asked “Isn’t the real story of today’s hearing the division, the rift in the Macon County Republican Party.” I replied, “No, that is simply not the case. There is no rift, no division in our party.”