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Hatred won’t help

I am amazed that the Spokesman ran Jon Hall’s “Unwanted Transplants” diatribe of hate and misinformation in the letters to the editor (Feb. 12, 2019).

Jon attacks all liberals that have moved to Eastern Washington from Seattle, California and Oregon that destroyed their communities with socialist programs, then impugned that liberal transplants will destroy well-run and safe conservative communities here.

Where does Jon get his facts and why does he not include native liberals in his paranoid mindset? First off, Social Security has been a government program since 1901 and is well liked as it provides retirement income for both conservatives and liberals. Another socialist program that is well received by all seniors is Medicare.

President Trump says he wants socialism for the wealthy, although he dislikes socialism for the middle class and would like to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. Conservatives view socialism as a movement of failed social experiments that create crime-ridden and homeless communities. Why then do conservatives collect their Social Security and Medicare benefits?

If we are to develop dialogue to make America stronger, Jon’s vile hatred of liberals living here is a poor way to get conservatives and liberals to talk together in an ethical discussion!

Jerry Jantz


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