Don Cook wrote a letter, entitled “Obama is working on making America Communist” for the July 19 edition of the Ahwatukee Foothill News. In his letter he made unsubstantiated claims about what he believes Mr. Obama is doing to change America. Mr. Cook claims to have information about how and why Obama is working to eliminate capitalism and move America toward communism.

My first reaction was to laugh out loud at such absurdity, but then my response turned to anger. Crook is entitled to his opinion, his bias and his extreme views, but let the record show he has provided no documented, valid information to substantiate his claims. His information comes from a man who says he took a course on how to destroy the U.S. from Saul Alinsky years ago, it seems, and now believes he recognized a fellow classmate as Obama. Really? From all of those years ago?

If Crook’s source took the course, then he too must be an ex-con or a communist as Crook has labeled those individuals who took the said course. If Crook has any documentation to support his claims, which I doubt, I would be most interested in seeing such documentation. In the future, I hope to see opinions from knowledgeable people whose interest is to advance reasoned discussion of the important issues of our day.

Donna Bates

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