Jennifer Jenkins
Gardnerville

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February 28, 2013
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An American socialist

EDITOR:

William Barwig, in his letter published on Feb. 27, implies that those who are socialist or misinformed are not "true" Americans. He also implies that the only people who are true patriots are those who are against a big government. I was completely offended by this.

A patriot is one who loves their country and is willing to defend it, not necessarily fight for their country.

A true American is any citizen. I am a true American, a fierce patriot, and I am a socialist. I am thankful that, in my country, I am allowed to have these views, …

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