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Wisdom of a liberal

I don’t know which is worse: equating a political philosophy with a deadly disease (Liberalism, the cancer of a free America) or the writer of such a statement proudly trumpeting an academic background in history and political science.

You debate political philosophy (or, at least, that’s what the Founding Fathers did in 1787 in Philadelphia). You get rid of a cancer any way you can: cut it out, poison it, kill it with radiation.

Before requiring all liberals to wear a large “L” on their clothing, the writer should turn off his radio and return to his history books. He might want to read a bit more about that despised (by many conservatives) 18th-century liberal who penned the famous paragraph he so proudly quotes. That’s the same Thomas Jefferson who also wrote, “In every country where man is free to think, and to speak, differences of opinion will arise from difference of perception, and the imperfection of reason; but these differences when permitted, as in this happy country, to purify themselves by free discussion, are but as passing clouds overspreading our land transiently and leaving our horizon more bright and serene.”

Richard Bell

Grass Valley

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