Letter to the Editor

Loving Americans

Shell BeachOctober 18, 2013 

Tea Party adherents claim they “love America,” and I’m sure they think they do. Unfortunately, loving America for them, doesn’t mean loving Americans.

If they loved Americans, they wouldn’t be taking away their health care. If they loved Americans, they wouldn’t be making it easy to get access to automatic weapons and kill other Americans. If they loved Americans, they wouldn’t throw Americans out of work or cause companies to fail by shutting down the government. If they loved Americans, they wouldn’t threaten to default on debts, many of which are owed to Americans (my son’s small high-tech company, doing research which could save thousands of American fighting men, was about to close because these so-called Americalovers wouldn’t let Uncle Sam pay what they owe). If they loved Americans, they wouldn’t claim to hate taxes while costing us Americans tens of millions of dollars a day in additional interest thanks to their histrionics.

“Loving America” is no more than empty words if you don’t love Americans. Real Americans who honor American principles of equality, compassion and religious values need to vote these grade-school bullies out of office.

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