Rachel Lea Hunter Stands By 'Nazi' Comment
June 27, 2005
Chief Justice Candidate Criticizes Bush Administration; Receives Overwhelming Support
Cary , NC . - Rachel Lea Hunter, a candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice, stands by her comments that the Bush administration is 'acting like the Nazis.' Her comments resulted in a swarm of new supporters and record visits to her campaign web site.
"We have never seen such traffic at Ms. Hunter's web site," stated campaign manager Cameron DeJong. "It is amazing how the new visitors have resulted in so much new support for the campaign."
The comments, made via her web site on June 23, take the White House and its officials to task for attempting to 'brand those who disagree with their policies as traitors."
Hunter continued by saying, "There is a famous poem about the Nazis of Germany - first they came for one group, then another, but the writer did not speak up. And then they came for the writer and there was no one left to speak up. The administration is acting like the Nazis . I will not be quiet. I agree with Congressman Jones that we should ask the administration the tough questions and that we should begin to withdraw."
Her comments drew overwhelming praise from individuals from throughout the state and nation. The campaign received hundreds of phone calls, with all messages received encouraging the candidate to continue speaking out.
"The campaign phone rang off the hook for days," said DeJong. "It allowed several individuals to leave voicemails of support, which is very encouraging for liberty."
Masses of e-mails came into the campaign headquarters, with over 90% of them praising Ms. Hunter's remarks.
In a statement to be posted to rachelforcourt.com later today, Hunter says that she is "unrepentant and unapologetic for the remarks that [she] made."
"I will continue to stand up for liberty and for Constitutional principles. It is time that we all look beyond local and state issues. Our federal government is getting out of hand and we must work to support the work of Congressmen Jones and other liberty-minded officials in Washington , DC ," concluded Hunter.
Rachel Lea Hunter
Candidate for NC Supreme Court Associate Justice