To the editor of THE EAGLE:
The pages of this newspaper are filled every day with vitriol against conservatives and Republicans in letters, cartoons, editorials and commentaries. Yet statistics show a decades-long exodus of younger, productive, skilled and educated Americans, and good jobs, out of Democrat-controlled states like Massachusetts, California and Vermont and into prospering conservative states like Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.
This is a global phenomenon. Overbearing regulations, bureaucracy, unions and taxes, along with expensive and ineffective "green’’ energy all drive economic opportunity away.
Big-government socialism works perfectly on paper but always fails when applied. It is maintained by a relentless barrage of deceptive and angry propaganda, and by increasingly extremist policies enacted by politicians from Tricia Farley-Bouvier to Barack Obama. But if someone can show me proof that thousands of young, skilled workers are eagerly moving into Berkshire County instead of moving away then I would admit that my conservative values are wrong.
One other thought: A recent letter writer seemed to imply that conservatives are opposed to the type of immigration that brought Nobel Prize winners to America. In fact this is the opposite of the truth and is a classic piece of Democrat distortion and disinformation. Conservatives and Republicans have a long history of seeking to substantially increase legal immigration numbers for skilled and educated people, while liberals have opened the floodgates to illegal, unskilled, uneducated and poor immigrants. Again I am confident that the conservative approach is the best for America.