Letters to the editor

To the editor:

Mario Salvatore, in his recent letter to the editor, paints all tea partiers as extremists. His point is as dangerous as painting all Islamists as terrorists. Tea Party Patriots are a self-policing entity and work to remove any unsavory behavior.

It is unfortunate that a 4th Congressional District candidate stated in a recent Channel 12 debate that we are at war with Islam. He claimed to be a tea party candidate. Rob Merkle, the Greenwich/Stamford Tea Party Patriots-endorsed candidate, and Dan Debicella quickly rebuked Rick Torres. The fringe element exists and does not serve the people. The Greenwich/Stamford Tea Party Patriots has no interest in supporting extremists and will work with candidates who will stand up and bring forward the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.

Dan Debicella is now the people's choice to beat Jim Himes. We at the G/STPP look to support candidates who will bring legislation and policy forward to ensure American prosperity. As his future constituents, it is our responsibility to understand how our government is designed and to take part in it. We, the people, left our governance in the hands of the elected officials for far too long. Politics as usual has consumed our economy, our freedoms and eroded our belief in personal responsibility. Dan's job is to end the disconnect we have with our current politicians in Washington.

Dan is to work for we, the people. Set your R's and D's aside and get back to being an American. Take the time to read the U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers and "The 5000 Year Leap" by E. Cleon Skousen. We will join Dan in a concerted effort to represent us with our increased knowledge. And we will be forever more diligent as he talks the talk and walks the walk into his newly elected position.

The G/STPP extends an invitation to Mr. Salvatore to join us at one of our Monday night meetings. Go to www.gstpp.org for details.

Monique Thomas

The writer is a member of Greenwich/Stamford Tea Party Patriots.

Many tea partiers backed Fedele

To the editor:

I was extremely annoyed at Mr. Esposito's comments in Sunday's paper blaming the tea party in part for Mike Fedele's loss in last Tuesday's primary. Not true. I am a member of the Greenwich/Stamford Tea Party Patriots from its founding in February. A great number of us were supporting Mike Fedele.

We do not have any leaders, no one telling us who to vote for and we did not as a group endorse a candidate for governor. Many of the Tea Party Patriots I am friendly with were supporting Mike, and it annoyed me to read otherwise.

I and many others believe Mike to be a man of integrity and wisdom, and I believe he would have done a great job as governor. Please do not take Mr. Esposito's comments as gospel, because he is mistaken and misinformed.

I hope Mike will consider running again. We need men like him in office.

Mary Ann Mammana

Stamford

False choice

To the editor:

President Obama keeps verbalizing what he calls "The Choice": either continuing with his fiscal policies or reverting to the Bush-era policies. Mr. Obama has tried to set the discussion on this argument, this phony choice. This is a sham.

Conservative Republicans have realized the fiscal mistakes of the past. They have voiced their "mea culpas." They have offered a return to conservative values and fiscal policies, reining in spending, developing a cogent budget, cutting taxes across the board, repealing Obamacare and enacting alternatives regarding heath care insurance.

We know one thing for sure and that is Mr. Obama's fiscal agenda is failing. We need change.

Vincent A. Lattanzi

Milford