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Letter writer best possible advertisement for conservatism


To the Editor:

As a conservative, my first reaction when I see Joe Tribula's name on the editorial page has been to wish he had less time on his hands. But, after reading his letter printed Jan. 13th, I realize he is the best possible advertisement for conservatism. The anger and unhappiness that he expresses is a liberal trademark that comes from always looking for someone to blame for your problems or to rescue you from them.

The hard-working, happy folks who disagree with him understand that the Constitution limits the size and scope of the federal government. Our liberty is hard-won and very valuable. Our work and our resources are the product of how we choose to use our freedom. We would like to be able to choose how most of the fruits of those labors are distributed. Our Constitutionally-limited republic was designed to protect Constitutional freedoms, not allow any group that can claim a momentary majority to decimate them.

If he is discouraged from spending so much time writing, perhaps he'll take up reading. He could start with the Constitution. However, I'd prefer he keep on writing. His angry name-calling, persistent irritability and questionable "facts" should serve to convince most anyone who loves this country that we don't want people like him running it.

—Margaret King

Almont Twp.

Margaret King
January 19, 2010

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