Quick, easy response

The Star recently ran a scalding 1,000 word letter by a Harlingen resident attacking all things liberal or Democratic as socialism.

I assume he believes his Social (oops!) Security check, his Medicare coverage and price supports for Valley agriculture are OK though.

Would the editor allow me 42 words to explain this gentleman’s end of the political spectrum?

Conservatism is based in the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back. It is fundamentally inspired by hostility to emancipating the lower orders, and defending power and privilege against movements demanding fairness and equality.

I believe that’ll do it.

M. Dailey Harlingen