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Dear Editors:

My comments about two letters to the editor published in your newspaper, 2 Feb. 2022. (1) Richard London (State College) wrote about “socialism bluster ignores reality.” (2) Edward Zindell wrote, “guns not issu, repeal bail reform.” The letters appeared adjacent to one another.

The letter from Richard London was excellent. It reviewed the “knee-jerk reaction to” Democrats. How true. Interesting that this kind of describes what Zindell said in the letter which followed. I can only assume he was a Republican. But it is usually Republicans who give the “knee-jerk reactions.” However, I recognize tht assuming does make an “ass of you and me.” 

Mr. London’s one paragraph kind of sums it all up, as I provide the actual quote:  “Maybe it’s a knee-jerk reaction to Democratic social issue proposals. Maybe Republicans just don’t understand the term [socialism]. Maybe they understand, but want to turn public opinion against proposals by using a loaded term from the past.”

When I conclude Zindell and a “knee-jerk reaction,” I guess I am coming to such a conclusion because he is writing to a Pennsylvania newspaper with an accusation directed at the governor of my home state of New York, who happens to be a Democrat. Silly me if I am wrong about this and I take 40 lashes from a wet noodle.

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