The Republican Club of Frederick County (RCFC) would like to respond directly to the recent piece published in The Frederick News-Post. It contains a number of inaccuracies. The first is that the op-ed incorrectly states in its initial sentence that Sheriff Jenkins and the RCFC are hosting a “Citizens for 287(g) Rally” on Oct. 6. Rather, the rally is being held by the Citizens for 287(g), a community-led group of citizens who support the sheriff and the relevant program.

This distinction has been communicated to a number of groups as well as through the official press release for the event. The fact that the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee is perpetuating this false narrative is disappointing at best, further concerning about the political nature of their goals with this op-ed.

In the same op-ed, the FCDCC suggests that “the language that has been used to describe our immigrant brothers and sisters in the community has been nothing short of fear-mongering, and they’ve been consistently devalued and smeared.” This statement is viciously imprecise as to the language used and who is using it. Moreover, in this sense, there is a very real concern that the FCDCC is engaged in the very fear-mongering by which they purport to be alarmed. At a time when there is this much polarization in our political discourse, it is divisive, distracting and fallacious.

Without going too far into a rebuttal, the Republican Club of Frederick County would like to first focus on elements with which we agree. We believe that immigrants in our community are our brothers and sisters. Furthermore, they are our mothers, fathers, daughters and sons. Our club is made up of a number of immigrants, newly naturalized citizens and descendants of immigrants. We are a club that welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusiveness throughout Frederick. We are a diverse club in racial distinction, ethnic origin, religious belief, sexual orientation and ideology, and we are growing.

The club is participating in the rally in order to voice its support for Sheriff Jenkins and his implementation of the 287(g) program and encourages its members to do the same. We will never run from what we do support. This is an important subject and should be openly discussed and driven by civic participation. To be clear, we support strong borders and believe that Frederick County is safer when it coordinates with federal law enforcement. At the same time, we strongly support legal immigration and the contribution immigrants provide to our community. Our club also rejects hate groups and hate speech, but we also understand that these terms are often used spuriously as weapons against political opponents.

Once again, this club did not organize the rally and has had little involvement in booking speakers. There may be meaningful criticisms of the organization of the event, and those should be directed to Citizens for 287(g). If we were to hold it, the rally would have looked different. For example, we would have encouraged bringing to the forefront more diverse voices. However, just because we didn’t organize it, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t engage and participate, and in lieu of further information, we will continue to do so vigorously.

The club will always agree that hate has no home in Frederick County, to borrow a term from the Democratic Central Committee. We would hope that sentiment would be shared by the Democratic Central Committee in relation to partisan differences. We invite Democrats to engage in meaningful and substantive debate on this issue and all others. However, we do encourage that, in doing so, the Frederick Democratic Central Committee will be more responsible and precise in its charges and avoid the inaccuracies and stereotypes that so degrade our discourse and belittle political opponents.

Marie Fischer

President

Republican Club of Frederick County

Dylan Diggs

Vice President

Republican Club of Frederick County

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Quisling

Frederick Democratic Central Committee will be more responsible and precise in its charges and avoid the inaccuracies and stereotypes that so degrade our discourse and belittle political opponents. **SEND THIS LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT**

FCPS-Principal

The writers are twisting their underwear all around each other as they try to keep their bigotry hidden under their law enforcement facade.


awteam2000

Who gets on stage with racists in a joint cause promoting racism and claim they don’t condone racism. How does that work?🤷‍♂️ This well be an event used against the Republican Club of Frederick County for years, reducing membership and making it even harder to recruit creditable new members. Can someone explain their logic? The upside? Did anyone consider the changing demographics of the area? Clearly not a cause that a weakening club wants to be associated with. Where’s the upside? Even FAIR ( a well known nationally recognized racist group) doesn’t want to be seen as a racist group. .🙇‍♂️ Real smart.


DickD

Look at who is attending that rally and you know it is a hate group. We wouldn't need a 287 (g) program, is the Republicans would allow more judges at the border to process immigrants, as most illegals are released due to lack of judges at the border.

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/ICE-official-108-500-undocumented-immigrants-13715903.phpICE official: 108,500 undocumented immigrants released in the last three monthsGuillermo Contreras March 25, 2019 Updated: March 26, 2019 6:50 a.m.



What is needed is for Congress to act and process legitmiate requests. We don't need a 287 (g), we need a Congress to do it's job and Moscow Mitch to stop being a road block. We don't need a hate group or a rally to do what the federal government should do.

Dwasserba

Still not voting for Rs.

KellyAlzan

Maria and the fcrc are the new KKK


Samanthapowers

do they wear designer sheets or stick with the white ones?

KellyAlzan

Nope. But some of them wear police uniforms...


FCPS-Principal

And police chief uniforms.


gabrielshorn2013

How so Kelly?

threecents

Marie gets very angry when people accidentally call her Maria.

awteam2000

Marie writes, “this club did not organize the rally and has had little involvement in booking speakers. There may be meaningful criticisms of the organization of the event, and those should be directed to Citizens for 287(g). If we were to hold it, the rally would have looked different.”



Someone should ask Ms. Fischer why she’s not defending the out of town speakers. She should be enlighten regarding FAIR. They don’t hate, they just detest immigrates (especially little brown ones ).


KR999

Of course the FCDCC lies and spreads fake news, that's its purpose for existing.


Samanthapowers

everyone lies except you and your clan, huh kfc?

rikkitikkitavvi

Your projection is very clear sammy. It is getting old. Try something new and improved.

awteam2000

Dylan, if the Republican Club of Frederick County will always agree that hate has no home in Frederick County then why would you participate in a rally with FAIR an anti-immigration organization widely recognized as a racist hate group? That makes no sense.



It’s no surprise to anyone that Chuck Jenkins would be association with the group. What’s surprising is your club would brandish this racist rally, so publicly under the pretense of law-enforcement. Is it 1960, déjà vu? And please spare me with that “some of my best friends are Hispanic” line.🤮


gabrielshorn2013

"...widely recognized as a racist hate group." Yeah, I guess if you consider being smeared by the SPLC as they do with political adversaries as widely recognized, sure. Go back to those links to FAIRs staff, BoD, and advisors I provided you yesterday aw, and tell us how such a diverse group would support a group that, as you charge, is against them.


awteam2000

Gab please stop. FAIR is a racist hate group. I know who John Tanton the founder of FAIR was, a White-Nationalist and his successor Dan Stein is too. 🤦‍♂️

gabrielshorn2013

Sure as, but you still have not explained why African Americans, Indians, and Hispanics would work for such a group that you claim is against them. I gave you a link to their photos and bios.

awteam2000

I don’t know 🤔. Spin? The act of making something bad seem good?

phydeaux994

gab, maybe his peers in FAIR are judging him as an individual, maybe they like him because he shares their views, and last of all maybe they hate people of their own races just like Whites do. And last last of all, why do you care? Peace....!

KellyAlzan

Some Ethnic people are bigots, too.

KellyAlzan

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/anti-immigrant

awteam2000

Seeing you have a difficult time qualifying racism Gab, maybe you should look at the founder of FAIR’s bio? Or maybe the speaker for tomorrow, Dan Stein. And then if you don’t see it, you don’t see it.

gabrielshorn2013

Oh I understand racism very well aw. I do believe that the founder said a lot of bigoted things, and apparently so has Mr. Stein. But to paint the entire group with a broad brush? That's why I pointed out that their staff and BoD is a very diverse group from what was on their website. Lots of groups have some questionable leaders or members. I pointed out the early supporters of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, eugenics societies. Sanger herself said questionable things related to eugenics. So is Planned Parenthood evil? No. The founder of the NAACP, Dr. WEB DuBois was a believer in eugenics. Is the NAACP an evil organization? No. It has been documented that the cofounder of SPLC , Morris Dees, was a racist and bigot who considered his organization just another way to make a lot of money. Yet you still believe the SPLC to be OK.

awteam2000

FAIR does mammograms? Gabriel the WHOLE PIONT of the organization, its’ only cause is to promote racist hate anti-immigrant, nothing more.🥴 If that’s cool with you just acknowledge it you don’t need to make such lame comparisons.

threecents

Gabe, You think there will be lots of minorities out at the rally?

gabrielshorn2013

Aw, you know very well what I an getting at, but I'll spell it out for you. Planned Parenthood was originally for reproductive healthcare, and championed access to abortions. Eugenic societies championed selective breeding, abortion, and forced sterilization for those "unfit" to breed, and supported PP. Margaret Sanger herself supported eugenics. Previous commenters here said that FAIR supports forced sterilization of minorities (nonsense). Therefore, the comparison is valid. I fully understand tha FAIR is against illegal immigration, as are many Americans. However, folks keep conflating immigration and illegal immigration, thereby attempting to gain a political advantage by saying that FAIR is against all immigration. From what I have read in the last few days, they're not. We have an issue in this country with dwindling resources and the ability to produce enough food. As others have pointed out, America is over the carrying capacity of our land and resources. The Ogalala Aquifer, responsible for 37% of our food production, is drying up. Wages are being suppressed for low skilled workers by a glut of low skilled workers. Is trying to establish an immigration policy that takes those issues into consideration wrong? I hope not.

awteam2000

What are you talking about, sterilization? Euphemism? How did that ever enter the conversation? .. you are clearly on a different thread.

I well let your comments speak for themselves.

The editorial is about the Republican Club of Frederick County response to their offensive associating with a well known racist hate group. For the umpteenth time, FAIR IS A RACIST HATE GROUP , an ant-immigrant group with the exception to those immigrants with the right European ancestry. Wink 😉 In ain’t Hispanic.

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