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August 12, 2014

Letter | Bailey needs to back up positions with facts

I have enjoyed Issac Bailey’s column for several years. I also have enjoyed his constructive and well- thought out opinions, even when I disagreed with him, recognizing the value of an alternative view point.

I have enjoyed Issac Bailey’s column for several years. I also have enjoyed his constructive and well- thought out opinions, even when I disagreed with him, recognizing the value of an alternative view point.

I have always been hesitant to criticize Bailey because I do appreciate an intelligent opposing argument. Some of Bailey’s arguments lately seem to have degenerated to a common leftist theme of justifying President Obama’s actions by claiming that former President Bush did the same thing.

I can only conclude that Bailey learned that tactic at Harvard. I tried the same strategy many times with my mother when I was a child, usually blaming my brother since he frequently was with me doing the same things that my mother had told us not to do. She was smart enough to interrogate us separately and would often respond with “If your brother jumped off of a cliff, would you jump too?” Bailey’s simplistic argument leads us to believe that if Bush had jumped off of a cliff, it would be OK for Obama to do the same.

Isaac, if you are going criticize Congressman Tom Rice and the U.S. House of Representatives for taking the only action they believe is available to them to prevent President Obama from acting in a way that many believe to be illegal, I suggest you research the topic and present a logical constructive argument based on sound political and legal principles. You should have learned research at Harvard. I hope you return to us intellectually.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.

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