Pure lu­nacy?

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

Ifind your Oct. 5 ed­i­to­rial (“Lu­nar eclipse,” p. 17) ab­so­lutely of­fen­sive, even though I un­der­stand where you are point­ing it. Our sys­tem has in­deed grown over­whelm­ingly bu­reau­cratic and less re­spon­sive to its cit­i­zens. Amer­ica used to be the pi­o­neer; now we’re the ob­struc­tion.

First, de­spite many both­er­some ref­er­ences to gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, the Repub­li­cans took the great­est amount of your heat. Fine, you’re an ed­i­tor. You can have your wrong opin­ions.

Mainly, your clas­si­fi­ca­tion of the town hall meet­ings was typ­i­cal of the lib­eral left’s smear cam­paign of th­ese ab­so­lutely Amer­i­can events.

I went to some of them, and the Democrats not only stacked the crowd with sup­port­ers, but also they rou­tinely over­looked those with con­ser­va­tive opin­ions, of­ten call­ing on a dis­pro­por­tion­ate num­ber of peo­ple wear­ing some sort of pur­ple on their bodies as if it were some sort of iden­tity marker. Buses of rowdy lib­er­als rou­tinely de­scended on com­mu­ni­ties not their own in or­der to dis­rupt the very Amer­i­can priv­i­lege of speak­ing one’s mind civilly to one’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives by drown­ing out the con­ser­va­tive el­e­ment.

Con­ser­va­tive speak­ers were cut off by shout­ing lib­er­als who then at­tacked the con­ser­va­tives in the crowd for the small­est out­burst.

It hor­ri­fies me that this gen­uine out­pour­ing of po­lit­i­cal ex­pres­sion can be so at­tacked by the lib­eral com­mu­nity and their uber-leaders. I could go on, but what’s the point? You’ve ob­vi­ously made up your mind and closed it.

I am sorry to have wasted the time on one so pow­er­ful that he can ex­press him­self freely in his own mag­a­zine. As Mark Twain once said: “If you don’t read the pa­per, you are un­in­formed. If you do read the pa­per, you are mis­in­formed.”

Please for­give me as I try to adapt to the new Amerika. Dave Lau­mann

Ar­cata, Calif.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.