Tea Party members haven’t attacked anyone

Regarding Kathleen Parker’s April 18 column, “Keeping the volatility from exploding”:

Where was Ms. Parker when the “lefties” were rioting in Seattle and destroying property?

Where was she when “they” torched the University of Washington’s research laboratory?

Where was she when “they” burned down the houses?

Where was she when “they” put a bullet into Rep. Eric Cantor’s Virginia campaign office, recently?

Those of the Tea Parties haven’t physically attacked or assaulted anyone, but some have been physically assaulted and attacked by the “lefties.” And now this, her sad column.

It is the “Left” which is stirring the caldron of discontent by calling into question the conduct of free, peace-loving people who have done nothing more than exercise their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech and assembly.

To even attempt to equate any act of the of the Tea Partiers, talk radio or whomever with the acts of Timothy McVeigh, John Hinckley, etc., is sheer stupidity and inflammatory itself. What sad illness has corrupted her mind, to this extent.

Has she ever personally been to a “Tea Party” gathering? Has she personally witnessed their outrageous behavior? Has she ever engaged them in a conversation or debate?

She may want to get away from the talking points, do her own research and think more for herself. In America, we value free speech and we value freedom to assemble. If this scares you, then you are free to leave.

As to her comment, “When you choose to remain silent, consider yourself complicit in whatever transpires.” I couldn’t agree more.

Fred Gucker


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