Letters to the Editor
I read with good humor Don Daniel’s comments about my defense of Maurice Strong. He was making some reasonable points and I wasn’t going to respond, but then out of the blue comes the statement that, ”Representative Peter De Fazio (sic) of Oregon…was and still is a card carrying Communist.” My God, I didn’t know that, and he is a representative from my home state of Oregon!
Needless to say, Rep. DeFazio is not a communist (and never has been one). It is this kind of irresponsible slander that gives the Republican Tea Party a bad name. The faulty logic must go something like this: DeFazio is a progressive; all progressives are Communists (false); therefore DeFazio is a Communist. Logic 101 says this is not a valid argument.
Chairman, Lakeside Progressives