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What Giffords did is 'extreme,' irresponsible

Posted: September 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm   /   by

Letters to the editor aren't scientific, butthey are a window A) into people in the district and B) what the newspaper is choosing to publish. Both are noteworthy:

A good number of CD8 voters may come to the conclusion that she committed an "extreme" act by voting yea on a 2,300-plus page piece of legislation that will affect 1/6th of our nation's GDP in many, yet undetermined, ways, and that will touch the most intimate parts of the lives of each American, while piling on to our gargantuan national debt and simultaneously doing nothing to lower the cost of healthcare.

Many might call having done so without actually having a concrete grasp of its actual contents "extreme," or, better yet, extremely irresponsible read the rest

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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What Giffords did is 'extreme,' irresponsible