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Reader Input: Daring to ask questions

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A while back I wrote of my being called an anarchist and a Marxist by my congressman, Tom McClintock, because I dared to question his decisions on various actions. Today I was called “anti-American.” Let me explain.
I phoned his office and spoke to his representative, Bill. I called to inquire how Mr. McClintock felt about the separation of children at the border. I asked how he felt specifically about these children being put in warehouses. I call them cages, but one guy on Fox news said they weren’t considered cages because the walls erected were made of out wire fences. Huh?
After a brief exchange I admit I became a bit upset. I asked him how could anyone justify this treatment of people seeking asylum. He answered by saying I seemed to want everyone who seeks asylum to be able to come into the U.S. I told him that I was originally from New York City and had a view of the Statue of Liberty and was proud that she was the symbol to the downtrodden and oppressed. This is when he said I must hate America. I say again, “Huh?”
I ended my “chat” with Bill by saying I would never vote for his boss again.
 
Rosalie Wohlfromm, Auburn