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posted: 8/6/2013 5:00 AM

Letter writer's interpretation twisted

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Regarding James Prescott's response on July 15 to a previous letter submitted by Flo Corrigan on July 5:

Prescott says, "... To assert that legal, taxpaying workers are ineligible for benefits because of their color or ethnicity speaks loudly about the moral character about the one asserting that." Corrigan makes no such comment about color or ethnicity in her entire letter. Perhaps Mr. Prescott should heed his own advice and "read what is or is not true" himself as mentioned at the end of his letter.

A careful reading of Corrigan's letter dispels Prescott's twisted interpretation of it. Prescott then resorts to name calling and ridiculing people who do not subscribe to his political world. This suggests that he is intolerant of other viewpoints, which makes him ineligible to engage in reasoned debate about these issues.

Joseph Helsing

South Barrington

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