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Don't denigrate the right to speak out against Obamacare

Don't denigrate the right to speak out against Obamacare

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The editorial "Dead-enders" (Sept. 27) used 16 pejoratives against those who oppose Obamacare. Never mind that we have a two-party system that requires debate. If the Post-Dispatch supports Obamacare, state your reasons. But if you denigrate our right and our representatives to speak out against it, you resemble some hate-filled organizations who consider "others" to be seditious and unworthy. The U.S. is not yet a monarchy.

The following are your words: dead-enders, extortion, deceitful, contemptible, mean-spirited, hijack, lost cause, shamefully, grandstanding, frivolous, heedless, chicanery, nightmare, mongering, fraud and destroy. Most of these are ad hominem attacks. Does the editorial board think Sen. Ted Cruz should be arrested for speaking out? I would never suggest that Ray Farris, Gilbert Bailon and Tony Messenger be attacked this way.

I noticed you currently print Joseph Pulitzer's 1907 statement on the Post-Dispatch's mission statement at the bottom of the editorial page, in a microscopic font. I now know why.

Patrick Guilfoy  •  Kirkwood

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