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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Conservatives love to claim they are all for freedom and vehemently oppose government interference into people's lives. And they do, except for those people they don't believe should live without government interference.

Many conservatives support racially profiling American citizens. In the bad old days, a terrorist group, the Ku Klux Klan, used a cross and read from the Bible at its rallies. Would conservatives have supported the racial profiling of Southern Christians?

Since conservatives seem to get their news only from Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Fox, how do they know there are really liberal media?

Recently on his Fox show, Mike Huckabee compared people with pre-existing medical conditions to a house on fire and a totaled car, saying an insurance company shouldn't have to insure those things. And Huckabee calls himself a man of God.

Conservatives seem to care only about babies before they are born, as they seem determined to cut or kill all of the programs helping single mothers. But they oppose cutting defense programs, even ones for fighter jets the Air Force doesn't want.

Americans who disagree with Limbaugh are called moochers, femi-nazis and whores and conservatives lick it up like lap dogs. Glenn Beck depicted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg making a Nazi salute at the National Rifle Association convention and many conservatives loved it.

Conservatives have no solutions for improving our country. They just don't like it when they are not in charge. The main problem is when they are in charge they make everything worse, then walk away.

John Emery West Jr.


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