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Letter to the editor: A response to an Alan Simpson interview

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 17th, 2013

To the good Sen. Alan Simpson,

In a current interview with the L.A. Times on March 28, 2013 (http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-alan-simpson-gores-gop-on-immigration-obama-on-budget-20130327,0,1336372.story), Simpson made some interesting comments toward TEA party supporters, fellow Republicans and compromise.

I am a member of the Bighorn Basin TEA party, a co-founder in fact, and I do not email the good senator with “nasty” comments. In fact, I do not have the good senator’s email. Perhaps senator, the offensive body odor of TEA party members is because most of them actually work for a living and have to break a sweat.

The GOP is not homophobic, but there is a line of “redefining” that is not appropriate. It is not the “religious” right, it is just right. Yes, we who follow our faith are not going to accept “wrong” as “right” and “right” as “wrong.”

The rights of a child are important and should not be “compromised,” whether in the womb or in the unhealthy situation of a same-sex domestic partnership. I am sorry that the good senator does not believe in his party’s platform.

It plainly states the beliefs and principles of the GOP, and, if he does not support these, perhaps he should consider changing to a party whose platform he does support.

When “compromise” means that our side is the “only” side that gives up what we believe in, then it is not “compromise,” is it?

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