Letter to the Editor: Many Conservatives Are Really Libertarians


“To The Editor:

What insults my intelligence the most about many (not all) of today’s political “conservatives” is how many of them are extreme libertarians and how many of them try to hide the fact from the American people that they are what I refer to as “survival-of-the-fittest” social Darwinists who would love to abolish every single federal government social program that helps the poor, the near-poor, the lower classes and the middle classes — especially Social Security, which is the one that they hate the most.

P.S. I am a retired college professor of sociology, social work and psychology. I am proud to have taught at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University and SUNY-Brockport.

NOTE: This letter to the editor is dedicated in loving memory of and to Karen Anne Carpenter. For verification of the themes of my letter, please read the award-winning book written by 12-time award-winning and prize-winning journalist Jane Meyer titled “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” According to Ms. Mayer, several private investigative firms were hired by some of the major subjects of her book to try to find and dig up some “dirt” on her as a way to try to discredit her and her book. After finding none, and after she went public about this, they stopped.”

— Stewart B. Epstein
Rochester, New York