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Local writers intrigue Union reader

Having long believed the letters and “Other Voices” of our community to be more interesting than the paid syndicated columnists, the juxtaposition of the two “Other Voices” of the April 16 issue was remarkable.

Writer Chrisman wants to dismantle most if not all of the federal government. I look forward to the promised part two to see what parts (if any) of the Fed he might keep.

The other, Dax, belittles candidate McCain, imputing cowardice. “… As he comfortably hides behind troops.” And that he was “brainwashed,” etc. This of a highly decorated Navy veteran, of great demonstrated heroism. My, my.

That leaves his choice to one of two openly avowed partisans of some form of social democracy. Since virtually all of the European social democracies are failing in their conflict with the Islamic extremists, it would be interesting to know which of these candidates he would favor. I am not all that tickled about the three options either, having profound disagreements with each of them on some points.

But, either of these two “Other Voices” are more interesting (or at least amusing) than most of the weekly “professional” opinions The Union buys.

Donald A. Herrmann

Grass Valley

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