Roscoe Days Tea Party display inappropriate

October 3, 2012

My husband and I just left Roscoe Fall Festival, a village fair that we and our children and now grandchildren and great-grandchildren have looked forward to and enjoyed since 1981. It is family oriented, safe, casual, fun, all the good things a village fall festival should be. This year, thank heavens, just four of us adults went together. Music was great, food was good, lots of laughing, talking people; then, we went through the tent where local businesses, home businesses and local politicians gather to sell and advertise their wares. I was grateful our party consisted of just adults as we approached the Tea Party display. I have never been more embarrassed or indignant than upon reading some of their display stickers. The hatred, insulting and invariably poor taste displayed in the writings on their stickers I have never seen. I am grateful that we were adults, and none of our children was exposed to such blatant lies and hatred pitched against a gentleman who deserves our respect, if not your vote. When children witness this horrid display of words shown off in public against the President of the United States of America, I can only hope that I could explain the value of our constitutional rights before such hatred got into their mind. I am an independent voter; after being exposed to such blatant and disgusting words on the Tea Party’s stickers, I will not under any condition vote for any candidate of the Tea Party. Their horrid display will not ruin our enjoyment of Roscoe Days; we will stay out of the “tent.”

Disgusted but not beaten,

Janice M. Marie
Rockton

From the Oct. 3-9, 2012, issue

One Comment

  1. John

    October 3, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Boo-Hoo! If you think that’s bad, try the Democrats tent. Lies are a dime a dozen there. Tired of that? Walk by the Unions tent. They turn hate into a fine art. When you get home, tune in to MSNBC for more hatred and lies than you can handle.

    Funny, but I notice that you failed to mention anything negative related to Democrats.

    Your letter is a slimy attempt to inspire hated of a patriotic organization.

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