LETTER: Get acquainted with facts
When a letter (Attilio A. Contini, March 16) begins with a statement like this, “On March 4 I took time out to watch the Huckabee” (on “Faux” News, of course), the reader can fairly well rest assured that what will follow will be puffed up hyperbole.
Contini’s letter proved to be no exception: wild claims with no apparent factual example. When the writer continues with, “It was a pleasure to hear Gingrich, Santorum and Romney address some of the critical issues without sniping at one another,” the reader, through experience gained by observing the “discussion” during the debate, may be concerned about where the writer’s head was during such “civil” interaction.
Further, if the writer’s preceding statement results in his saying, “I have to say that listening to the three of them was a breath of fresh air,” and then proceeds to deliver screed like, “Washington has to be cleaned out and purged,” the reader can be fairly certain that the writer’s head has not been outside of his body for some time, especially if the “big three” are likened to “a breath of fresh air.”
Contini’s real leanings behind the need for Washington to be purged are easily determined by scanning the other paragraphs in his diatribe. He simply wants anything that looks and talks like a Democrat to be removed, especially since they don’t appear willing to pander to Rome.
In my humble opinion, the writer would better serve himself by concentrating on the strong potential for our country’s becoming a theocracy. If that were to become a reality, I believe that those in power under those circumstances would not like either wisdom and I would be unable to offer a rebuttal. What fun would that be?
THEODORE W. HAYES
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