I applaud the Free Press' dedication to providing a forum where anyone can express his or her opinion. An example of the desire to serve the public was demonstrated by printing the letter from Drew Dickey, president of GJResult TEA Party (FP, Nov. 2, 2012).
Mr. Dickey's letter deserves a response.
Mr. Dickey, how can you and your organization be so painfully wrong? Your view of the historical development of this nation is bucolic sentimentality in the extreme. You pine away for a simpler way of life. You seem to think Hollywood's version of the "rugged individual" could have built our current infrastructure and provide the services (food inspection, workplace safety, disaster relief, ad infinitum) required by 310 million Americans. You want a smaller government. How small should it be? How would your government be funded? What would be the role of your government? Would your government guarantee the Bill of Rights? (Have you even read the Constitution?) Your letter raises many questions but you offer no solutions to what you state is the government's destruction of "the fabric of this nation."
You insult President Obama by not naming him and then claim he "knows nothing of this nation's history and culture." What evidence do you provide to support this notion? None. You, however, demonstrate that your fantasy of the country's history and culture is an infinite digression of your cognitive dissonance.