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McClintock’s radical detractors

By From page A5 | February 26, 2014

EDITOR:

John Garon’s latest rant against Congressman Tom McClintock leaves me wondering if this habitual letter writer has completely lost touch with reality.

First, he accuses McClintock of a philosophy in which “very existence of government is anathema to personal liberty.” McClintock is without equal in the Congress in extolling the virtues of the American Constitution and the government it created as the bulwark of personal liberty. What McClintock has objected to is a government that has grown so big and so powerful that it now threatens our basic constitutional rights. In a recent Gallup poll, 66 percent of the American people agreed.

Second, Garon accuses McClintock of supporting “the fusion of state and corporate interests,” and goes so far as to compare him with Mussolini. Really? I seem to recall that in 2008, McClintock vigorously opposed the taxpayer bailout of Wall Street. Garon’s Democratic candidate, Charlie Brown, strongly supported it. In fact, McClintock has spoken out against public subsidies and favoritism (crony-capitalism, as it is known) more than just about any other Congressman. Check out his Website.

Garon’s shrill partisanship is rivaled only by his own hypocrisy. Please keep publishing his diatribes — it is important for people to get a clear understanding of McClintock’s radical detractors.

STEVE FERRY
El Dorado Hills

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