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Understanding Tea Party Patriots, GOP, Democrats

Stan Meckler implied recently in The Union that people who don’t attend Tea Party meetings or discuss issues with a member of his group are misinformed or lying about the Tea Party.

Sorry Stan, you’re wrong. If Tea Party Patriots want to offer solutions to the complexity of problems facing our country, state or county, it would be a welcome addition to the political dialogue.

Nationally, Republicans say no. In California, Republicans can’t figure out who’s a Republican and who isn’t. In Nevada County, Republicans know who they are but are not sure what their party stands for.

I’m a Democrat. Democrats stand for fiscal responsibility, social justice, respect for the Constitution and Bill of Rights. We also believe that government must represent all of the people and that all of the people must respect our elected leadership, even if we disagree on specific issues. I believe in sustainable economic development and job growth, responsible government regulation, health care for all Americans and more.

I am outraged by the recent Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to use their vast financial resources to potentially influence the outcome of our elections.

We have a great deal of work to do. Democrats quantify and achieve solutions.

Jim Firth

Grass Valley

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