There is too much hypocrisy in letters

March 21, 2014 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated March 20, 2014 at 10:21 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

There is a culture of supremacy and hypocrisy on the opinion page of the Victoria Advocate and even the wider Crossroads area. Local conservatives, much like liberals, need to learn to stop throwing rocks while living in glass houses.

How can President Obama have any guilt over the events of Benghazi when conservatives refuse to take the Reagan-Bush Administration to task over the 258 deaths in 1983 Beirut? How come these local conservatives never question the George W. Bush-era IRS's 2004 abuses on the NAACP and other organizations that protested the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling? Yet they are up in arms over IRS's audits of the tea party. Why is it your local conservatives are so quick to call the victims of George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn thugs but very slow to call Oliver North, the DEA and the CIA out for pumping crack cocaine into the American ghettos during Iran Contra?

Why is it these letter writers voice their opinions on young people and certain groups saying they shouldn't get subsidies when they or their businesses obtain subsides from the federal government (i.e.: Obama's Agriculture Department)? Why is it there were past support letters for Koch Industries when the owners tried to resegregate schools in Wake County, N.C.? Why is it that the Victoria Editorial Board has a policy of no insults and name calling but will allow hateful, bigoted and inflammatory letters to reign supreme?

This isn't about the content of one's character or even patriotism but the lowest common denominator of fear and hate.

Justin Williams, Hallettsville



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