I would like to take a moment to give a loud round of applause to the recent letter authored by Ken Floyd in his response to Lenny Stiles and the efforts of Senator Nelson. Here, here!
With all due respect, I must also say that Mr. Stiles' position is far too negative, and wrong, for me to swallow! Yes, there are, and have been, V.I. legislators that are a bit too unethical in some of their actions for me to abide. I can state, with absolute certainty, that Senator Terrance "Positive" Nelson is not one of them. I place a great deal of value in character and integrity, and am very pleased, and proud, to state that I know, first hand, that Senator Nelson is a man of great character and integrity, combined with a deep-rooted knowledge that unity will get us much further than divisiveness ever will. Yes, I did vote for him, and would gladly do it again in a split second!
His statement regarding our community's population being predominately black is nothing but fact. There were no divisive manipulatives attached onto that. Simply fact. For those that have an issue with that fact, then I would respectfully suggest that they could possibly be residing in the wrong location. All factions that want to be throwing a race card into the issue regarding Act 6905, and the subsequent initiatives, need to stop. Elected officials or members of the electorate, it doesn't matter. STOP IT! Stupid is stupid, ignorant is ignorant, and the last time I looked neither had a color! Of all of those that have used the "race card," Senator Nelson is not in their ranks.
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