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Letters to the editor

June 6, 2014

Why do you ask

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

Re“Why do you ask”  

Every day we hear of someone being offended by something that has been said or implied. For the most part it is just foolishness; but it has happened to me; on the Herald-Banner Opinion page June 4. It was a cartoon apparently reprinted from the Kansas City Star. There is a comparison of the “Tea Party Group” with the Taliban terrorist. As far as I know, there is not a political party named “Tea Party.” There are a lot of people, including yours truly, who believe we are “Taxed Enough Already.” There have been, to my knowledge, no kidnappings, torture, beheadings, bombings of buildings by these people referred to as the “Tea Party.” To compare them to the five Taliban leaders that have been released to continue killing of innocents is stupid, in all due respect. Long ago someone told me the difference between ignorance and stupid is that ignorance is the lack of knowledge, stupid is the inability to receive and process information. Those folks that are called “The Tea Party” are folks that are tired of a federal government that is totally out of control. The only way sanity can be restored  in Washington, and for that matter Austin, is through the ballot box. Exercising our constitutional rights is not to be considered fanaticism.

Respectfully,    

Clarence R. “Mutt” Way

Farmersville    

    

 

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