I read with some interest Matthew Hoy’s column, “The Republican Party 1854-2016 R.I.P.” on July 24.
I have respect for conservatives that honor their own ideology over that of the current candidate for the Republican party.
Conversely, I have sadness bordering on contempt for those who cling desperately to the name of their party as a choice over anything else.
Today, it’s a bleak and dangerous choice indeed.
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I applaud Mr. Hoy’s integrity, taking exception to a couple of his comments.
The old saw of reducing government in order to expand freedom has proven to be a myth.
Conversely, government regulation, artfully crafted, makes our lives better by not allowing inroads into our schools, clean air, water and well-designed communities.
Mr. Hoy also parrots the well-crafted right wing cartoon version of Hillary Clinton.
Some have said she should have been indicted. She has never been indicted, never censured, and I believe she should be judged on her real performance.
We, realistically, have two choices come November, even as either of those choices may not match our ideal image. Clinton is the right choice.
Allen Root, San Luis Obispo