In response

This letter is in response to the depressing comments made regarding a recent letter titled “Two levels” by Charles M. Reeder. To quote from the book “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them” by Senator Al Franken, “Liberals love America just as much as conservatives do. But in a different way. You see, conservatives love America like a 4-year-old loves his mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow.

That’s why we liberals want America to do the right thing. We know America is the hope of the world, and we love it and want it to do well.”

Many conservatives seem to think that liberalism and/or progressivism have been destroying the country.

Liberalism isn’t perfect. Conservatism isn’t perfect. The founders of our country created an excellent form of government with the checks and balances that would inhibit tyranny. The America that I live in today is in my opinion better that the America I was born into in 1965.

Christopher Van Stavoren


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