A recent letter writer proudly writes of President Barack Obama: "I do not like him, his Cabinet and advisors because they have proved beyond a reasonable doubt to be liars."
Generally, when you call someone a liar, it would be followed by a statement of some sort. But the letter writer left us with nothing but questions -- no specifics, no facts of any kind. And according to him, Obama and everyone associated with him are not just liars, but liars beyond reasonable doubt.
I, for one, have plenty of doubt that this writer can tell us in plain, printable language what Obama has lied about. It is certainly his right not to like him and even to hate him. But if you call anyone a liar -- a co-worker, a boss, a spouse, a friend, a neighbor -- you would normally follow up such a serious charge with a reason.
Too many letter writers substitute their passion and their anger for facts. They are not the same thing. He did write one thing with which I agree -- charity comes from the heart. I wonder what charity resides in the letter writer's heart.
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