Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Rep. Michele Bachmann claims Muslim infiltration in federal government
McCain’s reaction a positive reminder
Whenever we allow ideology, whether it be left-leaning, right-leaning or somewhere in between, to override our capacity for reasoning and informed judgment, we contribute to the possible devolution of our society.
Sen. John McCain’s recent negative reaction to attacks on the aide to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Huma Abedin, a Muslim, by other members of his political party gives evidence that there are still some in positions of influence and power who retain a sense of integrity, decency and honor. [“Bachmann claim that Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated government draws McCain’s ire,” news, July 19.]
In a world increasingly challenged by a crisis in ethics, both McCain’s refusal to be controlled by ideological dictates, and the circumstances that prompted his reaction, should be recognized as a clear indicators of why we have a growing need for more of those who cannot abide with stupidity and intolerance to step forward and be heard.
— Ray Arnold, Richmond, B.C.