Letters to the Editor

'Subversive' message

Tim Spangler (letter Sept. 13) has once again shown his ignorance. In his latest edition of "This is What I Belive Because Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity Told Me To," Mr. Spangler denounces President Obama's speech to American students as "political." He states, "... We are OK with President Obama speaking an encouraging message to children. But the very second he speaks about anything political to children, I will cease to support such a speech."

Perhaps if Mr. Spangler had read the text of the speech, or even condescended to watch it, he would have known that there was no ideological language in it at all.

I guess things like, "That's what I want to focus on today -- the responsibility each of you has for your education" and "What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country" are incredibly subversive and lead children toward a life of godless communist liberal socialism.

Russ Barker