To the person who thinks she knows why people wear MAGA caps (The Spectator, Oct. 9)

I read with amusement your op-ed lambasting Conservatives. None of it is true, by the way. I must assume you are either a college student or a deep-state Democrat, or both, God forbid. Only a member of one or both of those groups could be so silly as to write such tripe in the local newspaper. Let’s take each of your assertions in turn.

Conservatives don’t believe in man-made global warming (to which I’m sure you were referring) because there is no proof it exists. Any warming of the earth is due to natural causes — which is called climate — it happens all the time. The man-made variety is crapola sent out by democrats advocating the Green New Deal, which no sane person would stand behind. You may be too young to remember that this is the same bunch of yahoos who were calling for an Ice Age in the 1970s.

Of course, we are concerned about the number of gun deaths in the U.S. But, like others seeking answers, we have none. Confiscating guns is not the answer; it opens up the country to tyranny, and, anyway, it isn’t law-abiding citizens who are the shooters. We must be very careful not to lose our Constitutional rights. There are those who would gladly take them from us — like democrats on their march to socialism.

I don’t know where you get off calling MAGA hat wearers bigots. I’m a life-long Conservative and I’m acquainted with many others; I don’t know one who dislikes people of color. Most would rather see the thousands at the southern border apply for citizenship the right way. My parents were both immigrants; they both came in the front door as the law prescribes. Democrats are pushing these people on because they need more votes. Otherwise they wouldn’t care what happens to them, anymore than they’ve cared for the blacks and others in this country for the past 50 years, when they had the power to do so.

And what’s wrong with venerating the flag, the military, and football? I and my fellow Conservatives appreciate what the flag represents — America and all it stands for. Few of us are happy with the way things are, but are enamored with the way things ought to be. Do you not realize that without a strong military, we could lose this country? And what’s your beef with football? Go Packers!!

As far as the national debt is concerned, you really don’t have a clue, do you? Best to look at Barack Obama for that item. He doubled it from about 10 trillion, remember?

The last paragraph in your op-ed must be a joke. Folks who wear a MAGA hat refuse to acknowledge the lying and misinformation by the President? Is that so? I don’t know of anything of the sort coming from the Oval Office. But let’s for a moment consider the lies and misinformation coming from CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC ad nauseum. What about the lies in the Muellar Report, the lies coming from the mouth of FBI Director James Comey, the lies spouted by Hillary Clinton and her cohorts, in their attempts to defame our duly elected president (again, ad nauseum)? There are no worse liars than deep-state democrats. If you are really interested in discovering the things President Trump has accomplished to Make America Great Again, go to PromisesKept.com. It’s a real eye-opener.

Fred Voss,

Canisteo