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Tolerant?

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

It makes a conservative’s skin crawl whenever he or she hears the word “tolerant” associated with the term liberal.

Liberals would have us believe they are tolerant and accepting of blacks, Hispanics, women, and virtually every segment of our population.

Were liberals tolerant of blacks when they viciously attacked Herman Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Allen West and other black conservatives?

Were they tolerant of Dr. Ben Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, when the IRS personally targeted his family, friends and associates in retribution for his frank critique of President Obama’s policies?

Were they tolerant of women when they brutally attacked and demonized Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and other conservative women?

Were they tolerant of conservatives when the IRS, under the watch of the Obama administration, targeted conservative groups preventing them from obtaining tax-exempt status?

Have their attacks on Judeo-Christian values shown religious tolerance? Have their attempts to silence and marginalize the tea party shown tolerance? Were liberals tolerant when they forced their view of health care reform on citizens who were happy with their current doctors and providers?

Conservatives are content with allowing liberals to live the lives they choose in accordance with the rule of law. Liberals want to impose their worldview, their values and their lifestyle on our entire population.

Can we call a political philosophy that allows no opinion other than their opinion tolerant?

Ray Cziczo

Johnsburg

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