WHAT DOES THE KINGSTON REPUBLICAN’S SLOGAN “RESTORE KINGSTON PRIDE” MEAN? At its worst interpretation, the slogan is a classic dog whistle. The general public will understand the message as innocuous whereas like-minded supporters will comprehend the intended take-away message as one of white supremacy and exclusion. At its best interpretation, the slogan is backward-looking.
The Kingston Republican party candidates want to revert to a yesteryear that invests in old polluting technologies and embraces only those who have lived here for generations. It’s a path that will result in less economic development, fewer tourists, higher taxes, increases in crime and division.
If we look back instead of forward, Kingston will lose opportunities to modernize, grow, and to capture new sustainable economic models. To look behind as implied by the slogan “Restore Kingston Pride” or “Make Kingston Great Again” is a recipe for economic stagnation and decline.
Vote for inclusion and unity in Kingston by supporting the ENDORSED Democratic candidates on November 7th. Polls are open from 6am – 9pm.
We are ONE KINGSTON and we are KINGSTON PROUD.