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Letter to the editor: Support for communism is growing in US

Letter to the editor: Support for communism is growing in US

The recent protests in Cuba are unprecedented and some say they haven’t been seen to this degree since Castro took over in 1959. These are grassroots, spontaneous protests that started in one city and then spread to others. Thousands of anti-regime protesters took to the streets across the island over this past weekend, waving American flags and chanting “freedom” as well as anti-government slogans. Former Rep. Carlos Curbelo,  R-Fla., the son of Cuban exiles said: “People are angry, people are hungry, people are displeased with the government’s response to the pandemic, and they’re desperate. They also want to be free. They want the basic human rights that Cubans on the island have been denied for over 62 years.”

While Biden voiced support for the protesters, interestingly enough, a resolution to support freedom fighters in Cuba was brought forth in the House of Representatives by Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla., and only Republicans signed on. A summary of the resolution can be found online (“Expressing solidarity with the Cuban people in their demands for freedom and respect for basic human rights.”) With growing support for socialism/communism here in our country, Democrat voters take note — those in Washington are supporting the Cuban communist regime by omission, make no mistake about it. For an excellent speech about the Cuban protests, I recommend Sen. Marco Rubio’s video on Youtube, “Marco Rubio gives passionate speech in support of Cuban protesters, rails against Cuban government.” Like him or not, it is well worth watching, especially for those who are younger and who don’t know that much about Cuba’s history.

Wendy Johnson

Billings

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