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July 11, 2013
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Tea Partiers sing Communist song in the parade?

We were amused that the Tea Party contingent in the 4th of July parade was heartily singing “This Land is Your Land.”

This song is, of course, the popular labor movement anthem written by the then-Communist Woody Guthrie. Could it be that the Tea Party has become more enlightened, or were they just utterly clueless?

At any rate, this seems like a slippery slope for them. What could be next? Supporting the right of women to vote? The eight-hour day? The separation of church and state? Oh my!

Joel Houtman

Grass Valley

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The Union Updated Jul 11, 2013 11:50PM Published Jul 13, 2013 12:57AM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.