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Tea Party goes too far

Regarding a letter to the editor from Ms. Nancy Garcia of the Nevada County Tea Party:

Most Americans support the principles of fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and belief in the free market system, the stated goals of the Tea Party.

But do those goals fit the recent views of Tea Party officials, such as closing the federal government and risking a default in order to block Obamacare; Todd Akin’s beliefs about conception after “legitimate” rape; and Jim Wheeler’s willingness to allow slavery if that’s what his constituents want?



I applaud Ms. Garcia’s goal to restore civility to the public discourse. I don’t think we’re there yet.

Jenny Warden




Nevada City


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