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Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

I just read about Lauren Whalen and her new political interest in the Tea Party (“Tea Party Patriots try to stir up races,” May 31, multiple editions). Ms. Whalen was quoted as saying that she “is not a fan of the president” because he doesn’t uphold the Constitution. And “Our government works best when there is less government.”

Ms. Whalen should have done her homework. I think she needs a heads up. She is supporting all Republicans — the very party that has initiated the purging of certain voters, mostly Hispanic and African Americans, from the rolls in the next presidential election. The very party that has legislated against the Fair Wages Act for women. The very party that has initiated legislation against a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her body. The very party that votes against care for our veterans. I could go on and on, citing Republicans’ interfering with our Constitutional rights.

Take my word, Ms. Whalen is gearing up for a political run so she can become part of that “less government” she believes is beneficial to our country.

Is Ms. Whelan for the very wealthy to pay less than she does? Is she for doing the same job as her male counterpart and receiving less money? Is she for denying women who are raped or have their lives threatened in childbirth the right to make a choice to save their lives and not have an unwanted child?

The Tea Party has been a joke from the start. Ms. Whelan has brought that joke to our community.

The joke is that she stated that “almost anyone can join regardless of his or her party registration.” What does the “almost anyone” mean? Who cannot be a part of this nutty new group that has endorsed all Republicans?

Joyce Shepard

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