While there are many views across the political spectrum, there are some things on which we can all come together. The racial attacks on Zainab Baloch, a candidate for Raleigh city council, are unacceptable.

We should all applaud Charles Hellwig, chairman of the Wake County Republican Party, who said, “The Wake County Republican Party wants Ms. Baloch to know that this reprehensible act does not represent anything other than the twisted lunacy of some disgusting individual.” We need to give credit where credit is due. (More at News & Observer, Racial Slur …)

The people I know, across the political spectrum, condemn this act of bigotry. We started our country with “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, …” While the United States has not always lived up to this ideal, it is the goal we strive for. Attacking people because of their race or religion is the opposite of this fundamental value. It is un-American, and every effort should be made to see that it is stopped.