Letter: Practice what you preach, progressives
I assumed that it must be a full moon, noting the tone and over-the-top rhetoric in some of the letters to the editor of late. To my surprise the moon was waning.
Statton Rice writes that the Tea Party is a crime syndicate and calls Republicans extortionists (“Restore majority rule,” Sunday Monitor, Oct. 6). Thinking back to when Obamacare was passed, I wonder if Rice felt that anything similar happened at that time.
Donald Bisson believes Concord Hospital CEO Michael Green makes too much money (“Outrageous salary,” Sunday Monitor, Oct. 6). He points out that Concord Hospital is a nonprofit and gets tax breaks, but I wonder if Bisson realizes that it provides millions of dollars in charitable services each year.
Pamela McGrath is “furious” and calls Republicans’ courageous stand to protect the people who elected them as “criminal negligence” (“Reckless indifference,” Sunday Monitor, Oct. 6). I would argue that they are patriotically responsible. Perhaps her anger would be better aimed at James Madison and our founders for realizing centuries ago that someday we might need this kind of protection from ideological statists.
Richard Foss calls Republicans “childish” and believes that Republicans took a “my way or the highway” (“Spoiled children,” Monitor, Oct. 2). Did President Obama not say: “I will not negotiate”? Now that sounds like “my way or the highway” to me. Progressives constantly preach “tolerance” and “inclusion,” accusing others of being “mean-spirited.” This Obama recession has placed a lot of strain on people in general. I can understand the added angst and pressure, but I also think that progressives should practice what they preach.