Summer Savings! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Readers Respond
News Opinion Readers Respond

Rand Paul's rubber-stamp reply to criticism bodes ill for his presidential aspirations [Letter]

I recently emailed Sen. Rand Paul to voice my opposition to his castigation of the U.S. intelligence community, and the National Security Agency in particular. I think his criticism of the agency could have a deleterious effect on the tens of thousands of dedicated patriots who work so very hard every day to protect the U.S. and defend its principles.

I also stated that he likely would not get my vote, and I was eager to see whether he or his staff would even respond. Well, within a few days I received a response — not a specific response to my email, but an electronic copy of his newsletter.

If this is the senator's and his staff's standard rubber-stamp response to a citizen's communication, critical though it was, I wonder how it would translate into the management of his administration should he one day reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

James Huminski, Hanover

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • When liberals and libertarians unite

    When liberals and libertarians unite

    We can't tell the real Americans who love and defend our country from the liberals who hate America anymore ("Paul's victory," March 8).

  • Help for the jobless [Editorial]

    Help for the jobless [Editorial]

    Our view: Unemployment benefits do not breed laziness; extending them is the least Congress can do to until jobs are available

  • Rand Paul's ideas are worse than his plagiarism [Letter]

    Rand Paul's ideas are worse than his plagiarism [Letter]

    The Sun and other media outlets around the nation have recently covered claims of plagiarism by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul ("Don't copy, don't tell lies," Nov. 8). While the senator has conceded to prolific plagiarism, at least by some on his staff, the real reason for concern is less with the originality...

  • Ben Carson commits 'values malpractice' [Letter]

    Ben Carson commits 'values malpractice' [Letter]

    If neurosurgeon Ben Carson practiced medicine the way he practices politics, the "M.D." after his name would stand for "Malpractice Defendant."

  • Baltimore needs BRT

    Baltimore needs BRT

    Recently, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford announced that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) should be considered as an alternative instead of the now-shelved Red Line light rail system ("Who knew Hogan, Rutherford were such transit geeks," July 15). Why? Costs. Light rail is extremely expensive — to the tune of...

  • Orioles: No gnomes, please

    Orioles: No gnomes, please

    In light of the Orioles recent near-death spiral, many fans have pinned the blame on the Buck Showalter Garden Gnome giveaway ("Buck Showalter garden gnome briefly causes long lines at Camden Yards," June 28). True, their record since the promotion has been dismal and Buck Showalter was warned...

Comments
Loading
72°