A letter writer from Lancaster proved my point about people making outlandish claims with his letter appearing Sept. 1. In an earlier letter, I stated that people were brandishing semi-automatic assault rifles and pistols outside the venue for President Obama's town hall meetings. That was absolutely true. To see videos, go to www.youtube.com and type in "Guns at Obama town hall meetings." He may claim to find my statement "outlandish" but it is factually correct.
It is also true that during the Bush days demonstrators were not allowed to wear anti-Bush T-shirts or carry signs at the venue where Bush was speaking. There were numerous instances where these people were either arrested or forcibly removed. This is a matter of public record; not something I made up. The Bush administration did not tolerate dissent, and crowds were hand-picked and only "friendly audiences" were allowed.
Relative to health care, the writer states that comparing our health care system to that of other countries is "like comparing our form of government to others and our Constitution to other countries' controlling documents." Once again, simply not true.