A stink in Pearisburg, radicals, litterbugs and Republican temper tantrums in today’s letters to the editor.
Hate government? Then leave
The tea party-led anti-government minority is grid-locking the nation.
Its members deny the government credit for many of the privileges they enjoy and celebrate as Americans, from security and public education to the opportunity to amass fortunes and engineer favorable tax treatment.
They are quick to claim, erroneously, that our educational and health systems are the best in the world, but undercut them by blocking funding and reform. Their idea of patriotism is, “America, love it or leave it.”
I suggest that these folks who hypocritically and irrationally hate government more than they love their country and fellow citizens follow that advice and move someplace where there is far less government: Antarctica, the western Sahara or Somalia, for example.