Your Home is Your castle

If you’re old enough and from Maryland, you’ll remember George Mahoney, the Irish descendant asking for Democratic votes, and his slogan “Your home is your castle.”

At first glance, the phrase seems sensible and innocuous, but it’s meaning was extended so as to support discrimination.

The Baltimore Catholic Review listing some important historical highlights this week, including this from 1966.

The newspaper publishes “open letter” to George P. Mahoney, a Catholic candidate for governor who courted the anti-integration vote. It says the election of Mahoney “would mean a victory for forces which are hostile to everything honorable which being Catholic, American, Democratic and Irish should mean.”


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