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Dale Channing Eddy (10-4) 295

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To The Daily Sun,

This is in response to Jon Hoyt's letter in the October 3rd Daily Sun:

Jon, once again you are projecting your own prejudices upon those opposed to the Affordable Care Act, which is not affordable nor will it provide care. You attribute this to racism rather than a rational belief by a large majority of Americans (there are more than a few polls out there that prove it) that the ACA is not sustainable, will not help the very people you say it's supposed to, and that will hurt everyone in the long run. Mind you, there's nothing wrong with being empathetic to the plight of those who may not have health insurance, but that empathy can cloud your perceptions and your logic and motivate you to promote something you believe will help but in the end will only make YOU feel better while not providing for the very people for which you have empathy.

Over the past couple of decades I have come to realize that many people like you who use accusations of racism as a tool to dismiss dissent are quite often the actual racists. The racism is not blatant. Rather it is subtle and insidious, and colors your thinking in ways you may not realize. You do not see American minorities as being capable of doing the same things everyone else does without the guiding hand of guilt-ridden liberals such as yourself. And more often than not, that "guiding hand" does not help them, but instead holds them back. Call it yet another form of backhanded racism.

You are very good at pointing fingers, Jon. But you must remember the old adage about pointing fingers: Three of them are pointing back at you.

Dale Channing Eddy