Letter to the Editor: Those with different views aren’t anti-American


In a letter to the editor on Sept. 13, the writer would have us believe that the tea party is ruining our country. That is anti everything good. How typical of liberals, and yes, some conservatives, to denigrate those with whom they disagree. Rather than considering other views as simply “different than mine,” they make them out to be everything anti-American.

I am not a tea party member, but my understanding is that they, like me and other conservatives, have a vision for America that does not include higher taxes, out of control and unsustainable spending, bloated and increasingly intrusive government, and regulations that are intended to control our daily lives. If these are the things you stand for, then by all means continue to vote Democrat.

Tom Overman, Woodstock