Letters to the Editor

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Tag: liberals

July
4th

EQUALITY: The Declaration is a liberal document

I read Michael Gerson’s paean (TNT, 7-4) to the Declaration of Independence with bemusement. All he writes is absolutely correct, yet the biting irony is that this conservative writer entirely ignores the gorilla in the room. The “philosophical statement” that Thomas Jefferson injected into the Declaration is a searing liberal proclamation, slapping the face of conservative ideology, then and now.

That all men are created Equal, and divinely entitled to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness remain the elusive goals of liberal ideology, while conservatives continue to resist the manifestation of these ideals every step of the way,

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Oct.
31st

POLITICS: We need to get back to true American liberal values

Re: “Obama wins, small stuff happens; Romney wins, it’s big stuff” (David Brooks column, 10-31).

Brooks champions political moderation. He notes that Mitt Romney has lately flip-flopped once again to pander to moderates (and this is why we should vote for him). Yet Romney’s latest etch-a-sketching notwithstanding, moderation is dead in the Republican Party.

Social conservatives and corporation conservatives have a strangle-old on Republicans, and neither tolerates the slightest disobedience. The SoCons want to drag us back to the 1950s (before civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights, etc.), while the CorpCons yearn dearly for the 1880s, the Gilded Age

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July
10th

GOP: Critic overcome by socialistic Kool-Aid

Re: “Republicans’ actions tantamount to treason” (letter, 7-9).

The sentiments expressed in this letter would be laughable if not for the fact he was serious. If I choose to vote for a Republican, I am guilty of treason? My treachery is blatant. I am even the cause of horrendous tornadoes, storms, drought and the death of many Americans.

Unfortunately, the writer and far too many others in our great country have been overcome by the intoxicating socialistic Kool-Aid made readily available by both political parties.

In his book, “You Don’t Say,” Fred Gielow praises liberals for being anxious to

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June
19th

PLURALISM: Liberals aren’t the oppressors

Usually conservatives hide the differences between liberal and conservative values. But Michael Gerson (column, 6-19) freely admits how liberalism exalts the values of “equality and choice,” while conservatism seeks to conserve “exclusive, traditional … sectarian beliefs and hierarchical authority.”

But then Gerson dives into the conservative philosophical mire, stating that “liberal” government defends “individual rights against every form of oppression, public and private,” thus running roughshod over defenseless conservatives and their cherished hierarchy.

In contrast, he maintains, conservatives favor “pluralism” – government that tolerates traditional values and institutions – as long as they aren’t too offensive. So a conservative government

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June
13th

MEDIA: ‘Progressive’ rhetoric demonizes conservatives

I have recently tuned in to a local “progressive talk” radio station to hear what the left is chattering about. I am not surprised to hear the extreme rhetoric of name-calling, demeaning slander and insults directed to anyone who does not believe as they do, especially to conservatives and Republicans.

One particular syndicated host regularly refers to the “right” as “Republicons,” “conservadamns,” traitors, idiots, morons and even communists. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is referred to as “Governor Etch-a-Sketch,” and Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana has been called a “stupid idiot.” Another host has accepted the “if not by ballots then

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Feb.
10th

POLITICS: Liberals are intellectually dishonest

Liberals seem to have trouble with the truth. When presented with the truth, they will tell you your facts were “made up” or they’ll go to personal insults like “shut up.”

Many letter writers blamed right-wing speech for the Tucson shooting. Why would they use a tragedy for political gain without even a single fact supporting their accusations? Could it be they were trying to manufacture a controversy to demonize Republicans?

Now they are telling us big government is good when we are more than $14 trillion in debt and Congressman Paul Ryan is a villain for suggesting we need

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