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Ms. Merwin's letter was disrespectful and showed intolerance

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To The Daily Sun,

A lot has been written in this paper about Representative Huot's tribute to Bob Kingsbury. At the time, although I did not believe his comments to be funny, I chose to interpret Rep. Huot's statement to be an attempt at humor. I thought the overall tone of the letter was respectful, and that Rep. Huot was poking fun at his conservative foe.

However, Cathy Merwin's letter does not deserve the benefit of doubt. Ms. Merwin's letter is disrespectful, and ironically reinforces a truth that conservatives have known for a long time. Liberals are generally intolerant of conservatives and conservative ideas. Ms. Merwin didn't like Mr. Kingsbury because he thought differently than her. Although admitting that Mr. Kingsbury was a gentleman, she tore into him because his ideas did not subscribe to tenets taken from the liberal playbook. Her intolerance was such that Mr. Kingsbury should not have been afforded the right to even express his ideas.

We owe Mr. Kingsbury a tremendous debt. He was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for his country, for which every American should be grateful. Unfortunately, Ms. Merwin will be known for besmirching a national hero, but I guess that's okay since she didn't agree with his ideas anyway.

Keith Noe