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Does state have money for communist politics?
The Journal-Inquirer ^ | May 5, 2012 | By Chris Powell

Posted on 05/05/2012 9:33:05 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

New Haven state Sen. Toni Harp says her proposal for a $300,000 state grant for renovations at the New Haven People's Center, hastily removed from the agenda of the State Bond Commission the other day in part because of the center's connections to the Communist Party, will come before the commission again. That's good, as Connecticut will benefit from a full discussion and clear judgment on the issue instead of its embarrassed suppression.

The People's Center, located in a three-story brick building on Howe Street, describes itself as "a meeting place of labor, community, peace, and social justice groups." That is, the groups housed there engage mainly in left-wing politics, and the center is essentially the headquarters of Connecticut's Communist Party. The center's activity coordinator and spokeswoman, Joelle Fishman, is state party chairwoman and often has been the party's candidate for Congress in the New Haven area. The center's president, Al Marder, is a party member too, and the party's newspaper is assembled there.

This doesn't bother Senator Harp. The People's Center "is open to many groups in the city. It serves a public good," she tells the New Haven Register. "If we were in the middle of the Cold War, it might be different. Communism isn't a threat to the United States or the people of New Haven."

So before renovating the People's Center is considered New Haven's most compelling capital need and not just Senator Harp's political need, the governor and the bond commission should visit the city and take a look around. Maybe Harp herself should too.

(Excerpt) Read more at journalinquirer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: communism; communistparty; conncommunists; liberty; peoplescenter
Chris Powell is managing editor of the Journal Inquirer.
1 posted on 05/05/2012 9:33:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of course the state has money for any collectivist effort. Collectivism/socialism/communism is a friend of state power. Freedom/constitutional republicanism/free-market capitalism is no friend of state power.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 9:35:54 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The state? The government?

The government never has money. That's pretty much by definition. It's We The People who have money. Communists want Other People to pay for their policies. But as a wise woman once said, eventually you run out of Other People's money.

3 posted on 05/05/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Communism isn’t a threat to the United States or the people of New Haven.”

Okay. I think I can see the problem here.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 9:53:34 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The American Suharto will know what to do.

Our elected officials are clueless.

5 posted on 05/05/2012 11:24:50 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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