Paul Oman’s letter of Oct. 30 claiming the tea party is ruining the GOP deserves a response. The tea party stands for providing security for our country, maintaining its sovereignty, keeping taxation in line and adhering to the Constitution of the United States. I fail to see how this can be construed as hate. I might point out that in addition to Republicans, the tea party consisted of independents, Libertarians and yes, even Democrats. It wasn’t the tea party that caused riots and destruction at their rallies, but rather those far left individuals who seem to be gaining more influence in the Democratic Party. If you want an example of hate rhetoric, I suggest you read your own letter.