To the Georgia Lawmaker
I do not know your name, because I do not remember it
If I did remember, I think I still would not use it
Because to say it out loud gives attention to hate.
You embarrass every native Georgian with your intolerant delusion.
I grew up in Savannah, GA, attended Savannah Country Day School
Had a father who was a beloved eye surgeon
Whose patients came from all over the state of Georgia.
He, like his New England surgeon father before him, was a proud Republican.
I was raised with the values of the Republican party
Which was defined by legislators of character like John McCain
His policies were not always my policies then
And certainly are not now
But his honesty, integrity and courage, sets a high bar of honor.
But you, you with the gun, and the bad dye job, are not a politician.
Even that onerous term is too lofty for your type
What you do is not politics, it is barbarism.
You represent everything vile from my region of the country
The Deep South of Georgia
Which so many view as a pit of racism
Intolerance, Lynchings and Ignorance.
You prove them right every time you speak.
You are a reckless, narcissistic vigilante
Who mocks children who survive a senseless school shooting.
You are a woman, but you disgrace our gender
And defile every loving mother who has lost a child.
I do not know who hurt you to make you what you are
But go home. Be quiet
And try to grow a soul.