Letter: Democrats should change their name to Know Nothing Party

July 2, 2013 

Know Nothing Party

This administration has had a number of problems that have diminished the trust of the people Mostly, what I have seen in the Herald are explanations that what they were doing was right.

The IRS dragging its feet on tax status of those groups opposed to Obama or the NSA keeping track of private communications. I have seen more on C-Span and even NBC News on my computer. The Herald must have someone capable of questioning and evaluating what is going on.

As I have watched officials of the IRS, Justice Department and other Democrats constantly answering with, "I was not aware" or "I did not know" (even when documents show they did), I think they should drop the name Democrat and call themselves the Know Nothing Party.

Either they are incompetent and should find the kind of work they can handle or they are using the government power to punish enemies and reward friends. In the latter case they seem no better than fascists.

The government needs to be able to defend our nation. The NSA has defended us from some (am I allowed to say?) terrorist plots. However, when the left called Gen. David Petraeus, "Gen. Betrayus," I wondered who the "us" were. So, who are the enemies of our government now? Those opposed to autocratic government? Constitutionalists?

BILL HANSEN, Othello

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