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May 28, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

America’s demise vastly overstated

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Malcolm Telloian, whose letter “Fall of the American empire” ran Wednesday, should take a few deep breaths and relax; the U.S. is not Rome and nothing is falling save the price of gas here and there.

Mr. Telloian, a follower of Fox News and the Tea Party, should be grateful that there is indeed one shining light that shone brightly in this recent election, and that is that the election could not be bought — by the high-caliber super PACs of Karl Rove and Sheldon Adelson, which spent millions to unseat the president.

Finally, rather than meditate on ancient history, Mr. Telloian might look into the reasons why the Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, could not carry their own states, Massachusetts and Wisconsin — where there are too few left-wing minorities to blame for each of the losses. If Mr. Telloian doesn’t like the direction in which the country is going, I suggest he get a new compass.

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