Apologies for Ill-informed Link

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Several weeks ago, I linked and blogged about an organization headquartered in St. Louis.  I had never heard of it.  The name of the outfit–Council of Conservative Citizens–sounded like something useful.  After reading a few entries on the blog, I thought it sounded pretty good.

Today, though, I received their quarterly newsletter.  I was a bit surprised by the number of stories about “blacks.”  As I continued to read, it was obvious that the editors of the paper hold racial views that I have no desire to be associated with.

I later learned tonight that prominent politicians have been excoriated for speaking at the group’s gathering. Reading more about the CofCC, I realized that I must disavow the organization’s published views regarding race.

The organization might have views in common with mine. I’m sure they do. But they have very public views that I find abhorrent.

I apologize for sending readers to their sites, and I hope readers will forgive my lack of due diligence in studying the group’s positions before linking.



5 thoughts on “
Apologies for Ill-informed Link

  1. I’ve e-mailed him. Actually, he seems like a great guy. I have no desire to debate him, though. As I said, I’m sure we agree on most things: guns, taxes, welfare, military service, 10th Amendment, Christian foundings, etc.

  2. Hard for me to comment on that as I haven’t read or seen any newsletters. Since I am trying to be open and balanced as much as possible I will link you on my page 🙂

    I wanted to promote discussion as much as possible, but haven’t had that happen much yet. The webmaster of the St Louis CofCC blog posts on my site quite a bit… you should come over and debate him sometime.

  3. Chris,

    I hope my post didn’t give the impression that I want to suppress their speech. I don’t. I just don’t want to promote their web site. I’m pretty sure that’s call. I don’t link to Kos, DU, and a lot of other web sites.

    And while their blogs and sites might be relatively mild, their newspaper was a bit shocking. I just don’t want my name associated with the organization.

  4. As a follow up – I have been reading their links for quite awhile now and they definetely do not shy away from discussing these issues… I do not discuss these issues, but I do think there is a place for all views to be discussed. I also think Liberals should be allowed to discuss their crazy viewpoints.

    That being said I have yet to see any articles on this website that call for overt segregation or suppression of race.

  5. Can you provide a link to an abhorrent view or story? Just because a group openly discusses race issues…. doesn’t mean they are racist. It just means they aren’t afraid to discuss issues in a politically incorrect manner.

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