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Brown’s claim doubtful

In Lisa Brown’s Sept. 2, 2018, guest opinion in the Spokesman-Review titled “I’ll protect our democratic institutions,” she describes the coming of age of her political views.

She talks of the Vietnam war and the civil rights movement. She fails to mention that she concluded that the proper thing to do near the end of the 45-year-long Cold War, when she was 30, was to volunteer for the Nicaraguan Sandinista regime which she supported, that was at that time supported by the USSR and Cuba, our adversaries in the Cold War.

Before taking her administrative bloat position at one of our two medical schools in Spokane, she took a fact-finding trip to Cuba, still a communist dictatorship, to see what she could learn from them about providing health care. She is obviously leaving out pertinent things about her political views. Not telling “the whole truth” and thus leaving a false impression is lying.

Lisa’s apparent long-standing fondness for totalitarian communists, and her fight against citizen-passed tax initiatives in the Washington Legislature, makes me doubt the claim of her editorial, “I’ll protect our democratic institutions.”

Tom Horne

Nine Mile Falls

 

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