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No panacea with Tea Party

Dear Editor:

Although I’m a liberal, I recognize that there is a time and a place for the Tea Party movement. Tea Partiers, patriots, militias and the rest are part of the immune system of our democracy: If there’s ever a serious threat to our freedoms, we’ll all be glad to have those folks on our side.

The problem is that there is no such threat now. This outpouring of scorn for government, and for the Obama administration in particular, is like an auto-immune response, where the body’s own defenses are turning on itself. It doesn’t heal, it only makes us sicker.



Dave Reed

Carbondale