Mr. Munson, in your letter to the editor of March 16 (“From China’s Red Guard to tea party”) you make one incredible leap. How one goes from a group that killed millions of people to a group that is nonviolent is beyond comprehension. In the mind of a leftist, it does make sense, as you and your like will do all they can to demonize and destroy any threat to your thinking.
If you applied this type of logic while at the NSA, I can now understand that the intelligence community may not be that intelligent. Connecting dots in this fashion will lead to non-intelligence.
The tea party, a movement, not a real political party, has been a welcome addition to the political landscape. In matters of fiscal responsibility, both parties have nearly morphed into one, and the tea party has held many politicians to one of the tea party’s basic tenets: control our spending. In matters of the Constitution, they have pushed to have politicians follow it, making sure new laws do not infringe on our freedoms. You remember those, Mr. Munson, surely you do.
I doubt the tea party has anywhere near the clout you intimate. Yes, they do hold our politicians to a basic standard, follow the Constitution, make government smaller and be fiscally responsible. If you have a problem with that than maybe you need to find another place to live the rest of your life. How about China? I am going there on business next month; I can put in a good word for you.
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The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.