I just finished reading Catherine Minolli's column in the Tri-City Times (Sept. 9 issue). The negative report about the Tea Party Patriots' work is unfortunate. I find these people to be honest, hard-working, fair PATRIOTS. They are brave souls speaking out for what they believe in. I, for one, support these men and women who choose to be involved. It beats those Americans who choose to sit around watching American Idol and eating Cheetos. There are always zealots, sure, but you made the entire organization out to be so, and I do not think that was fair.
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Annette Chamberlain, Lapeer County
September 16, 2009