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Letters: Lewis should have done research

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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 4:00 am

It's too bad that Jerry Lewis, educator, didn't do his homework before taking the recall bait provided to him by Randy Parraz, Democrat. Did Lewis ever ask, "Who is behind this recall?"

It would have taken a couple of hours to do the research on his benefactor, but replacing Russell Pearce with a fresh, more "representative" voice was all that mattered. Not a dangerous political game plan.

Parraz was a leader for nine years for the Arizona AFL-CIO, and a leader for nine years for the Industrial Areas Foundation. This organization was started by Saul Alinsky. The most famous person to have followed the Alinsky model of community organizing is President Barack Obama.

Parraz moved to Arizona from California, to make "transformative social changes." Hope and change?

The politically skilled Parraz has gotten not just Republicans to fight against each other, he has gotten Mormons to fight against each other. He ran a successful recall election against one of the most famous conservatives in America: Republican President of the Arizona Senate, author of SB 1070, Russell Pearce.

A Lewis win will result in these nationwide headlines: "Devastating loss to the battle against illegal immigration! Architect of SB 1070 loses recall election!"

Emboldened Democrats will start picking off every conservative they can.

When Lewis reaches the steps of the Arizona Capitol, he won't have to suffer from the vitriolic hate of pro-illegals who last July threw our beloved American flag to the ground, walked all over it and covered it with graffiti, while patriotic Americans sang our National Anthem. He won't be subjected to the intimidation tactics of Carlos Galindo and the taunting crowd of pro-illegals that Pearce has tolerated.

Not if he knows what's good for him.

Anita Christy, Gilbert

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