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Barwick: Liberals’ values adjusted to accomplish a particular objective

Posted 11/24/21

In response to Jason Houston’s opinion letter (“Hypocrisy, fantasy rule today’s conservatives” in opinion, page 12 of the December 2021, issue of the Apache Junction/Gold …

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Opinion

Barwick: Liberals’ values adjusted to accomplish a particular objective

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In response to Jason Houston’s opinion letter (“Hypocrisy, fantasy rule today’s conservatives” in opinion, page 12 of the December 2021, issue of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent): I would encourage everyone reading this letter to stop and go read and reread Jason Houston’s letter in the December issue of this paper.

His letter makes my case better than my opinion piece in the November issue of this paper. My whole point was that liberals, in general, are not bound by anyone or anything outside of themselves. They are not necessarily “endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.”

Liberals decide, for themselves, what is right and wrong. There are no universal values for them. Their values can be adjusted to accomplish a particular objective.

Liberals believe that their end is so morally superior that the process of getting there is not important. I simply pointed out that kind of thinking is very dangerous because how you get to an objective is just as important as the objective itself.

Mr. Houston, in typical liberal fashion, missed the point. Instead, he decided to berate conservatives by comparing them to Jim Jones and Adolf Hitler. He made fun of their religious beliefs and painted conservatives as uneducated knuckle-dragging morons.

This is sad but predictable. When someone has no argument, they usually resort to calling people nasty names like bigot, racist and so on.

Mr. Houston needs to understand that just because I disagree with him, I don’t hate him and I wish he wouldn’t hate me. The beauty of living in this country is that we have the freedom to express our ideas without any individual or government interference. That really is a beautiful thing.

By the way, I have a BA degree, master’s degree and doctorate degree, but I would not argue, as Mr. Houston did, that these degrees made me wiser or morally superior to anyone.

Editor’s note: Neil Barwick is a resident of Apache Junction.

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